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Steam-powered colliery winding engines, and ventilation fan engines were enormous, and no more so than at the Parsonage Pit Leigh and nearby Bickershawe Colliery. I was invited to photograph the last days of these great engines before they were confined to the scrap yard. (1970s)

Details: Parsonage no 1 shaft twin horizontal engine by Galloway 1920, no 2 shaft twin horizontal steam winding engine by Markham 1920, Bickershaw Colliery various horizontal engines, no 3 shaft by Walker Brothers 1891. (Source Industrial Archaeology of Lancashire Owen Ashmore 1969 David and Charles)

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Keywords:NCB, bickershaw colliery, bolton, coal, engineering, lancashire, leigh, mines, mining, parsonage colliery, steam engines, wigan, winding engines

HRS 3349 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine drum Markham's 1970s

HRS 3349 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine drum Markham's 1970s

HRS 3350 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine flywheel 1970s

HRS 3350 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine flywheel  1970s

HRS 3352 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3352 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3353 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3353 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3354 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engineman Markham's 1970s

HRS 3354 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engineman Markham's 1970s

HRS 3356 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3356 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3357 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine, 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3357 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine, 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3358 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3358 Leigh, Bickershaw Pit, Winding engine 1970s Walker Bros

HRS 3716 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine flywheel Markham's 1970s

HRS 3716 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine flywheel  Markham's 1970s

HRS 3717 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s i

HRS 3717 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s i

HRS 3719 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3719 Leigh, Parsonage Pit winding engine Markham's 1970s

HRS 3720 Winding engine Bickershaw Pit 1970s winding drum and brake

HRS 3720 Winding engine Bickershaw Pit 1970s winding drum and brake

HRS 3721 Winding engine Bickershaw Pit 1970s winding drum and stroke arm

HRS 3721 Winding engine Bickershaw Pit 1970s winding drum and stroke arm

HRS 3722 Winding engine Bickershaw Pits Leigh 1970s Walker Bros engine

HRS 3722 Winding engine Bickershaw Pits Leigh 1970s Walker Bros engine

HRS 4224 Parsonage Pit, Leigh, fan-house 1972

HRS 4224 Parsonage Pit, Leigh, fan-house 1972