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Old 18-03-2011, 19:37   #9
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Re: Huncoat Colliery

I am pretty sure Thorny Bank was a drift mine. It was just Accrington side of the Hapton Inn and not far from Rose Grove. I drove a coal tipper for a short while and loaded there a few times, A NCB man showed me the entrance to the drift once and I vowed that if I had to starve I would never venture down a coal mine. Silly me went down Hapton Valley one shut down with a mate who was an engineer. The men who work underground deserve every penny they get, and more.
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