SK3115 : Pit cage from nearby Donisthorpe Colliery

taken 11 years ago, near to Moira, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Pit cage from nearby Donisthorpe Colliery
Pit cage from nearby Donisthorpe Colliery
This cage was a "spare" from the pit in the next village of Donisthorpe, and would accommodate 7 men per each of its 2 decks for the descent. Never used, it now stands in the shadow of Moira Furnace. It is quite sobering to stand inside it and imagine the cramped conditions endured by those of days past.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 November, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 9 November, 2006
Category
Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 31 15 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.1733N 1:32.0948W
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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