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Default Hay Royds Colliery - Aug 2012 - 06-08-2012, 12:49

104 years of coal mining came to end last week as the last coal tubs were hauled to the pit top. Hay Royds Colliery employed twenty men using drill and blast methods to extract coal from the pillar and stall workings, extracting 36,000 tonnes of coal per year for the domestic market.

The demolition team move in this week consigning Hay Royds to the history books.:(
More history here.

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Default 06-08-2012, 13:27

considering the place has only just closed, it looks pretty neglected

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Default 10-08-2012, 08:06

Saw these just after you posted them on flickr, couldn't be sure if the place was abandoned or not. Amazes me that places like this still exist in the 21st century when the so many modern mines built in the 60's and 70's have shut.
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Default 10-08-2012, 11:09

Nice stuff. Looks like the typical eastern European current working mining standards

No underground pics?

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Default 14-08-2012, 09:46

Another one gone. :(
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