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The Roby Winding Engine - valve gears
Green, H V
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Mr Green, the photographer, was the maintenance engineer for this machine. This picture shows detail of the valve gears. Westthorpe Colliery pit opened in 1923 and by the time of Nationalisation in 1947, there were 881 workers underground and 222 surface workers working the Flockton seam (managed by a Mr G Walker). The Colliery closed in 1984.