Annesley Colliery No. 2 Shaft Top Hard Inset 1921
Was This The Last Underground Furnace In A Notts Pit?
PHOTO Was This The Last Underground Furnace In A Notts Pit PHOTO
British Coal Nottinghamshire Area
ANNESLEY BENTINCK COLLIERY INVESTIGATION OF THE TOP HARD INSETS IN ANNESLEY No. 1 & No. 2 SHAFTS.
THERE ARE FEW SURVIVING RECORDS OF WORK CARRIED OUT ON STOPPINGS IN AND AROUND THE SHAFTS AT THE TOP HARD LEVEL.
MORE STOPPINGS THAN ARE SHOWN MAY EXIST.
Above is the layout of the No. 2 Shaft Top Hard Inset at Annesley Colliery in 1921. The furnace was put out on the 1st April 1921 and replaced by a 15ft. diameter waddle fan on the 21st April 1921. We have been searching our records to see if furnaces were used in any other Nottinghamshire colliery but so far have found no record of any other pits using this method of ventilation, after the 21st April 1921. The information shown above came from investigations carried out at Annesley Colliery in September 1987.
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