|A more modern conveyor belt.|
|The Winding house houses a winch which is/was used to haul the cages up & down the pithead|
shaft to lower miners to the working coalface.
|The winch, once steam driven but now powered by electricity. Steel cables around the drum went up to the top of the winding gear above the main shaft.|
|This shows the cables to and from the winch in The Winding House and up to the top of the pithead|
|For the photographers, this and the previous image taken at 1600 ASA (ISO if you want to be modern).|
|The early miners safety lamps were superceded by these modern, rechargeable lamps which were|
kept at the pithead, on charge and ready for use.