Silverwood Logo by John Doxey background photo Mick Carver1900 - 1994

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History of the Mine


Silverwood Mine

Hollings Lane


South Yorkshire England

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The map above has been kindly sent in by Pete of the Yorkshire Main Colliery site It depicts just how close the underground workings of neighbouring coalmines were. As can be seen the Silverwood Colliery workings are at the left and the Yorkshire Main workings are on the upper right. Pete informs me that the the numbers 72-76 are Yorkshire main workings in the Barnsley seam. The reservoir in the centre gives some perspective of the distance between the two, it is about the size of a football pitch.

Face Lighting

photo courtesy of George Johnson

The photo above has been kindly sent in by George Johnson who worked at nearby Maltby Colliery. George writes. Face lighting above was 16s Swallowood face, the first one we did---must have been1979/80 110 volt supply to a converter from there 12 volt to 9 or 12 watt fluorescents, quite effective for chock fitters and machine men, gave electricians a few extra cables to look after.


Many thanks to Pete and George for the photos above.




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