Getting to grips with the site

Intriguing concrete support for something...

Intriguing concrete support for something…

Sharing the site with some new friends...

Sharing the site with some new friends…

Hard at it.

Hard at it.

Elsecar Heritage Railway engine steaming by.

Elsecar Heritage Railway engine steaming by.


Where the site drops away to the track and canal side.

Where the site drops away to the track and canal side.

The lower terrace.

The lower terrace.

Looking into one of two riveted iron containers.

Looking into one of two riveted iron containers.

Looking down from the handrail of the headgear level, at the lower terrace.

Looking down from the handrail of the headgear level, at the lower terrace.

Original stonework under the concrete.

Original stonework under the concrete.

Concrete headgear over the old winding shaft.

Concrete headgear over the old winding shaft.

Looking towards the old winding house.

Looking towards the old winding house.

A large area under the headgear and up to the winding house has been cleared of thick surface vegetation and rubble.

A large area under the headgear and up to the winding house has been cleared of thick surface vegetation and rubble.

Climbing up to the main level from the pumping shaft side.

Climbing up to the main level from the pumping shaft side.

Two iron containers.

Two iron containers.

Another carriage sweeps by as the work continues.

Another carriage sweeps by as the work continues.

From the lower terrace looking up towards the main headgear level.

From the lower terrace looking up towards the main headgear level.

Latest photographs from the site – 24/08/2014

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