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Garforth Trench Pit (Garforth)
Black & White image1921. Garforth Trench pit was a coal mine owned by Col Frederick Charles Trench, who also owned Isabella Pit and Sisters Pit. The photo shows police officers called in due to a coal strike with the sergeant to the right and what is believed to be the foreman of the pit at the centre next to a sign with the year. The strike was caused by poor working conditions and a flood disaster.
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Ninelands Lane, potato pickers in a field off (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View of female potato pickers working in a field off Ninelands Lane. Each of the workers has a basket to fill. In the background men wait with two horse-drawn farm vehicles ready to transport the produce. In the background left, the spire of Garforth Parish Church of St. Mary is visible. The Trench Pit on Ninelands Lane can be seen on the extreme right. This field is now part of the Grange Estate.
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Ninelands Lane, Trench Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Trench Pit in Ninelands Lane, which was sunk in 1899. It was named after owner Col. Frederick Charles Trench, who married Isabella, heiress of the Gascoigne family, and took the name Trench-Gascoigne to retain the right to the estate as the Gascoignes had no surviving sons. Isabella's younger sister, Elizabeth, also married into the Trench family, becoming the wife of Frederick Mason Trench, 2nd Baron Ashtown, a cousin of Frederick Charles. Trench Pit closed in 1930 after financial difficulties arising from the 1928 General Strike, being the last of the pits in Garforth to close.
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Ninelands Lane, Trench Pit, officials (Garforth)
Black & White image1919. View shows officials at the Trench Pit on Ninelands Lane, alongside sailors brought in by the government to protect the pit, during a strike by the miners in 1919. On the back row, from left to right, are Sammy Clark (engineer), four sailors and F. Whitaker (electrician). The middle row includes C. Wardle (shot firer), Mrs. C. Straw and Mr C. Straw. At the front are two sailors, Mr. Straw jnr. and J. Wigglesworth (deputy).
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Ninelands Lane, view from Garforth Cliff (Garforth) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View from part way up Garforth Cliff, showing Ninelands Lane running from left to top right across the centre. The derelict Trench Pit can be seen centrally - it closed in 1934 and was the last working pit in Garforth. The Trench pit was named after Frederick Charles Trench who married Mary Isabella Gascoigne and became known as Trench-Gascoigne. The Gascoignes were landowners who also owned the local collieries. They resided at Parlington Hall and, later, at Lotherton Hall. The buildings within the trees, visible on the left, are situated in Church Lane. The Spire of St. Mary's Church (Garforth Parish Church) is also visible on the extreme left.
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