Coal Mines in Leeds

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Postby Brunel » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 2:31 pm

Excellent items on Gipton Pit and the colliery railway, can be found

in this small booklet, to be found in Oakwood Library.
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Postby The Parksider » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 4:13 pm

Brunel wrote:
Excellent items on Gipton Pit and the colliery railway, can be found

in this small booklet, to be found in Oakwood Library.


Is it a reference book?? Will go and have a look if so. Don't want to go and it's out? - Have you taken it out??
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Postby chameleon » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 6:28 pm

The Parksider wrote:
Brunel wrote:
Excellent items on Gipton Pit and the colliery railway, can be found

in this small booklet, to be found in Oakwood Library.


Is it a reference book?? Will go and have a look if so. Don't want to go and it's out? - Have you taken it out??


Steady now, can feel the rush of air over here - your blood pressure will be worse than mine if you keep this upWink
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Postby Brunel » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 7:57 pm

I will be returning it on Mon.

You will find it along with many other booklets by the Oakwood Historical Soc. in the local history section.

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Postby kenneth » Sat 15 Aug, 2009 11:55 pm

Many years ago there used to be a mock up of a coal mine in Leeds City Museum in the days when the Museum was located on Park Row when the HBos bank building is now
"The Future is not what it used to be"

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Postby chameleon » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 11:54 am

kenneth wrote:
Many years ago there used to be a mock up of a coal mine in Leeds City Museum in the days when the Museum was located on Park Row when the HBos bank building is now


You might find this of interest or even amusing -

http://www.secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=72&HighLight=1
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Postby Brunel » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 12:15 pm

This should prove useful to all the "bookworms"

http://librarycatalogue.leedslearning.net

If you search for Oakwood Historical Society.

Shows 11 copies of the above book available.
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Postby The Parksider » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 4:02 pm

Brunel wrote:
This should prove useful to all the "bookworms"

http://librarycatalogue.leedslearning.net

If you search for Oakwood Historical Society.

Shows 11 copies of the above book available.



Thank you kind sir.

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Postby The Parksider » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 4:03 pm

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Postby The Parksider » Sun 16 Aug, 2009 4:08 pm

kenneth wrote:
Many years ago there used to be a mock up of a coal mine in Leeds City Museum in the days when the Museum was located on Park Row when the HBos bank building is now


Yes, I went in with my mum, must have been about 4 years old then.

One day the city may recognise it's mining/quarrying heritage again?

For anyone interested who looks at the old mones/quarries Leeds had a number of "Calliard" quarries, which is a tightly packed type of sandstone.

One of those words long forgotten and explanation courtesy of Mike Gill. Mike also kindly explains how coal may have been present in Moortown area due to a fault, or may be from a coal bed that wasn't the same as mined in south Leeds. Either way he has records of Moortwn Colliery producing coal.....

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