Site of the shaft at Bobgins Burn

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  • Description

    "Located in the Causey Gill, not far from the famous Arch, this was the site of a small shaft in the coalmining days. The shaft gave access to a pumping engine which drained some of the seams of the nearbye colliery at East Tanfield into the Causey Burn. It didn't warrant a winding engine or a cage, the men who maintained the pump went up and down on ladders. When my late father was a deputy at East Tanfield, this shaft was part of his district and I can remember as a boy in the fifties coming here with him at weekends to make sure all was in order. The pump men had a little cabin beside the shaft and were a very friendly bunch." Photo by Robert Graham, 2012.
  • Owner

    Robert Graham
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 11 months, 3 weeks ago
    Viewed: 156 times
    Picture Taken: 2012-07-11
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