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Barwick Road, Sisters' Pit (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Sisters' Pit off Barwick Road, a coal shaft sunk by the Gascoigne family in 1843. It was later also known as Garforth Colliery and mining continued here until it was worked out in 1922. This picture shows the headgear and power station, the latter being used to produce electricity for both ventilation and the winding gear.
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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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Sisters' Pit, exposed shaft (Garforth) (1 comment)
Colour imageUndated. View shows an exposed pit shaft on the site of the old Sisters' Pit, which was found at the rear of Safeway supermarket (now Tesco), seen in the background. The shaft was 18 feet deep and in diameter. On the left is a beam from a pump engine which was discovered wedged in the shaft. The shaft was filled by throwing down timber until it jammed then topping with concrete. Sisters' Pit had been mined for coal from 1843 until 1922. Photograph courtesy of Mr. David Leroy.
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