My recent trip to West Yorkshire was to take my dog Suzi to a consultant vet. I had to leave her for the day so spent the time looking around Dewsbury and also the National mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery in The town of Overton.
|As you enter the Visitor Centre there is an exhibition of mining memorabilia and information.|
|A recreation of a miners cottage. See the cricket bat, most mining villages had their own|
cricket teams and played in local leagues against neighbouring pits.
The door hallway open is to the outside "privy", the only toilet.
|A collection of various designs of miners lamps.|
|A coal merchants lorry.|
|"The Pit Head" where the men would be lowered down and the coal hauled up.|
|This is the winding gear that stood over the main pit shaft.|
|Old preserved coal tubs that were used below ground with the ponies to get the coal out.|
|The coal would be graded and then transported off site in these standard gauge railway coal |
wagons. Most coal went to power stations.
|A saddle tank standard gauge locomotive used on the colliery site to haul coal wagons to|
the national rail link for delivery.
|This one still bears the chalked name "Caphouse Colliery).|