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Re: History of the Wirral Peninsula [Re: bert1] #279953
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Thanks bert great map that and also got me thinkin about another old maps site. Looking at these maps side by side i am not suprised there is no evidence of the shafts as they are all underneath the new housing estates. I wonder if they know?

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Taken from a book called A Perambulation of the Hundred of Wirral 1909, The Submarine Forest.

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The Submarine Forest. Items found in the earth were, ancient knives, cross bows and prick spurs all made of copper, bronze and brass. A few articles were found made from gold and also Roman and ancient British coins.

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thanks for sharin people amazin info guys keep it up excellent work happy

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Where are the shafts now ?

Exactly here !

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The 3 main shafts are marked in red here, starting at the bottom, one is in a front garden, one is in some shrubbery, and the top one is in a garden by the [censored] heaps. When I moved here 25 years ago, the top one used to have a yellow / blue NCB sign on it. I also had to have a Coal Board search - however, the "searched date of closure" does not match the one of the "last shift" photo in the Harp Inn !

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If anyone is interested Neston Library has an exhibition about Neston Colleries starting monday next week. Might answer a few questions above in this post?

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During my mis spent youth i used to play in the fields past the harp, there was even a building still there at the time, there where a lot of what seemed to be shafts but i was told where vent's. There was one large brick lined one which i took it was a main shaft, that must be one of the ones marked on the map posted, the brick lined one was only about ten feet deep so i take it it was capped.
A friend of my Dad's told me that there where 22 shafts and vents in the mine area, i think there is a vent somewhere near the rear enterence of Ness gardens.
I almost fell over when i vistited the Harp about 15 years ago and saw they had built right upto the road that gose past the Pub !!!. "did we have a large swimming pool in the garden when we went to bed last night dear" ?!!.

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Something i have just pulled from the back of my mind !!!!, i was also told that the spoil heap was quite a bit higher at one time but the army used it as somewhere to test out their new bulldozers during the second world war and took the top off it and spred it round !.

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Something i have just pulled from the back of my mind !!!!, i was also told that the spoil heap was quite a bit higher at one time but the army used it as somewhere to test out their new bulldozers during the second world war and took the top off it and spred it round !.
I've heard something like that as well, I couldn't understand what the person meant (the army were brought in to flatten the heap), but the way you put it makes sense, it also ties up with another story of an experimental tank getting stuck in Burton marshes.


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