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Ripley Colliery, c 1920s
Mr R H Pickering
Between Mill Hill School Playing Fields
About this image
View is taken from where Mill Hill School is now. Pit opened in 1863 and closed 1948-52 when everyone moved to Derby. The colliery has steam winders and took Lancaster boilers out but replaced it with modern electric winders so could go down shafts. Needed to keep water out for Denby Colliery so that didnt flood. Called Portamine fault'