Picture Archive: Work & Industry

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This photograph shows the area where Reynoldson Mining Co. started to sink a shaft down through old open-cast workings at Lunehead Mine, County Durham (1910). One weekend the timbers gave way and collapsed into the shaft taking the winch with them.

Image: (c) Beamish, The Living Museum of the North.

Photo Number 16847. Used with permission.

(Lytebox viewer by Markus F. Hay, 2006-2012 CC BY)