St.Aidans Mine, new RSPB reserve

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Postby fellrunner » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 7:44 pm

Had a look around,they have done a great job with it. Had a 5 mile run around the reserve,saw some Kestrel chicks nesting in the giant excavator . I just about remember it as a working mine which I would guess closed in the 1980's.    Anyone any old photos theay could post please.
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Postby raveydavey » Mon 10 Jun, 2013 8:04 pm

I've seen this publicised recently and intend to get there soon, so glad to hear it lives up to the promise.
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Postby majorhoundii » Tue 11 Jun, 2013 12:05 am

fellrunner wrote:
Had a look around,they have done a great job with it. Had a 5 mile run around the reserve,saw some Kestrel chicks nesting in the giant excavator . I just about remember it as a working mine which I would guess closed in the 1980's.    Anyone any old photos theay could post please.

When I saw the thread I was wondering if the big navvi was still there - obviously it is.
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Postby Tyke » Tue 20 Aug, 2013 9:38 pm

I remember when the river Aire burst its banks and flooded the mine but I cannot remember when.
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Postby raveydavey » Tue 20 Aug, 2013 10:25 pm

Tyke wrote:
I remember when the river Aire burst its banks and flooded the mine but I cannot remember when.


1988 - more about it here:

www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=43634

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Postby Tyke » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 2:00 pm

Cheers Davey it didnt seem that long ago.
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Postby raveydavey » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 8:21 pm

Tyke wrote:
Cheers Davey it didnt seem that long ago.


No problem - it was only a quarter century ago..! Wink
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Postby Tyke » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 11:32 am

Only...:-(
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