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Results Found (16), Result Page (1 of 4)
Search Aspect ( coal mine )
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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Barwick Road, Sisters' Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows Sisters' Pit, also known as Garforth Colliery, situated off Barwick Road. This coal mine was sunk by the Gascoigne family in 1843 and continued production until it was worked out in 1922, at which time it was employing 249 men. The area of Moor Garforth expanded around it.
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Barwick Road, Sisters' Pit, strike breakers (Garforth)
Black & White imageAugust 1919. This image shows strike breakers at Sisters' Pit (Garforth Colliery) during a miners' strike in 1919. Police protection is being given to the workers, including a sailor who had been drafted in. This strike was one of a number of industrial disputes over wages and conditions in the pits in the years following the First World War, which culminated in the General Strike of 1926; by this time the Sisters Pit had closed but Trench Pit in Garforth was affected. Photograph courtesy of Miss M. Simpson.
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