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Search Aspect ( Isabella Pit )
Location - Leeds & District

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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Isabella Pit, one of the major collieries in Garfoth, situated to the north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane. The 140 yard shaft was sunk in 1833 by the Gascoigne family and named after their eldest daughter. It continued to produce coal until 1925 when the pumps were stopped and the workings flooded. 392 men lost their jobs.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Isabella Pit, located north of Aberford Road off Ash Lane, was the first major shaft to be sunk in Garforth. Opening in 1833, it was owned by the Gascoigne family, the major landowners in the town, and named after their eldest daughter. The community of East Garforth grew up around it and 392 men lost their jobs when it closed in 1925.
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Aberford Road, Isabella Pit, (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a group of workers who volunteered to keep the coal moving at Isabella Pit when the miners came out on strike. Miners' strikes took place at the pit in 1919 and 1921.
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Isabella Pit, postcard view (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows a postcard view of Isabella Pit, located on Ash Lane. It was named after the eldest daughter of the proprietor, Richard Oliver Gascoigne of Parlington Hall, and opened in 1833. The pit eventually closed in 1925 and the 392 workers lost their livelihoods. Photograph from the Garforth Historical Society.
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