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Steam-powered colliery winding engines, and ventilation fan engines were enormous, and no more so than at the Parsonage Pit Leigh and nearby Bickershawe Colliery. I was invited to photograph the last days of these great engines before they were confined to the scrap yard. (1970s)

Details: Parsonage no 1 shaft twin horizontal engine by Galloway 1920, no 2 shaft twin horizontal steam winding engine by Markham 1920, Bickershaw Colliery various horizontal engines, no 3 shaft by Walker Brothers 1891. (Source Industrial Archaeology of Lancashire Owen Ashmore 1969 David and Charles)

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Keywords:NCB, bickershaw colliery, bolton, coal, engineering, lancashire, leigh, mines, mining, parsonage colliery, steam engines, wigan, winding engines

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