SE3423 : Rhubarb and Victoria No. 2 pit, Stanley

taken 14 days ago, near to Stanley, Wakefield, Great Britain

Rhubarb and Victoria No. 2 pit, Stanley
Rhubarb and Victoria No. 2 pit, Stanley
The trees cover the spoil heap of Victoria No 2 pit. Victoria Colliery had many pits, and this one closed around 1887. The field is full of rhubarb, which grows outdoors for two years before being overwintered in a heated shed to produce forced rhubarb. Cheap local coal reduced the costs of production.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 March, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
Place (from Tags)
Stanley 
Former (from Tags)
Coal Pit  Spoil Tip 
Primary Subject of Photo
Field 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3432 2369 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:42.5108N 1:28.8926W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3428 2364
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Former Coal Mine  Former Coal Mining Area  Rhubarb Field  Rhubarb Triangle  Former Spoil Heap  Colliery Spoil  Woodland 

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