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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 28-11-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Gazette 29/7/1916 Radcliffe. Death of a...

Gazette 29/7/1916

Radcliffe.
Death of a Radcliffe Standard.-The death of Mr John Sinclair, which took place at his residence at Radcliffe Colliery on Thursday last week, has removed one of...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 23-10-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By Coquet
The Percy Street workings had been forgotten...

The Percy Street workings had been forgotten (just about) by 1876, even though they were being used for a water supply at that time. So we are talking early here, probably 18th century.

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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 10-06-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Yep, looks like from those reports you've sent me...

Yep, looks like from those reports you've sent me there was nothing that posh for round here, more like the image at the bottom of this page: :eek: indeed!


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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 10-06-2014, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Coquet
That one at Radcliffe could be a leftover from...

That one at Radcliffe could be a leftover from the shaft sinking, or just there for emergency use if the steam engine broke down with men underground.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 10-06-2014, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Coquet
They look a potentially lethal mode of transport...

They look a potentially lethal mode of transport that's for sure:

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/images/horse_gin.jpg
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 09-06-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By Coquet
On that Radcliffe engraving there appears to be a...

On that Radcliffe engraving there appears to be a horse gin?? What's that all about? Something salvaged from Percy Street Colliery? :D
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 09-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 26,816
Posted By Coquet
Compare that with Wearmouth, counterbalance on...

Compare that with Wearmouth, counterbalance on the left again:

you can actually see chain near ground level attached to the winding rope.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 09-06-2014, 07:57 PM
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Views: 26,816
Posted By Coquet
Radcliffe Colliery

Here is a mid Victorian engraving of Radcliffe Colliery. From an original colliery invoice. I wondered how stylised this is, after seeing the unlikely winding equipment on the left. But....after...
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