SO8354 : Widget - Joy Mining Machinery

taken 10 years ago, near to St Johns, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Widget - Joy Mining Machinery
Widget - Joy Mining Machinery
Not a company you might expect to find in Worcester. This is an example of their production by the entrance to the works. I believe this is an example of a face roof support and that the coal cutter and armoured conveyor would go to the right of the hydraulic support ram. I would welcome comments from people who know what they are writing about.

A gentleman by the name of Roy has e-mailed me with the following - You're correct, this is a hydraulic roof support used on the coal face. To the bottom right & attached to a ram would have been the AFC (Armoured Face Conveyor) on which the coal cutting machine (shearer) would have travelled, both cutting the coal & loading it onto the AFC. To the left of the roof support would have been the 'waste', basically the un-supported area behind the face which was allowed to simply collapse.

This is definitely a large support, possibly of the type used at Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire.

(Thanks Roy)
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Tuesday, 25 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 26 December, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 833 543 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.2446N 2:14.6714W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 833 543
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