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Coal Mines Act, 1911


Click to enlarge.Haw Park Pit once belonged to New Sharlston Collieries Ltd.
In the time of the National Coal Board, it was officially known as Walton Colliery (Haw Park) in the North Yorkshire Area.

This is a map of the pit area in 1906. It was situated betwee the Aire & Calder Navigation (Barnsley Branch) and Haw Park Lane. Nearby there was a row of terraced houses, Haw Park Place.

Click to enlarge.Walton Colliery (Haw Park, circa 1982.
[These two photographs courtesy of Nick Lyons.]

I can do no better than to use Nick's own words to describe these two photographs of the Haw Park site of Walton Colliery.

"Here are two images of the Haw Park site c.1982. These were taken as a time exposure on a snowy evening in twilight with me running around with a flash gun as 'fill', hence the blueness.

Click to enlarge.The building in the foreground, with the bricked up arch, is over the shaft; this bricked up arch was originally the aperture for the mine's first ventilating fan, (if memory serves, a 14ft Waddle fan). This fan was latter replaced by a Scirocco fan at the main site (behind No.3 Winder).

The low building contained electrical switchgear and had the substation transformer, al fresco, on the far side. Unfortunately, I can't remember what was in the other large building. Another building, in the manner of a small brick bungalow, was off camera to the right; this was the gate house.

Off camera about 50m to the left up a steep slope ran the Barnsley Canal, en route to Wintersett reservoir, in whose general direction, the camera is pointed."

Click to enlargeAnother view of the shaft building and the transformer.
On the enlarged picture, look very carefully at the top of the shaft building, the top of a small pulley can be seen (circled).
(Photograph courtesy of Nick Lyons.)
Click to enlargeThe 'reverse shot' (from the Barnsley Canal bank looking back towards Haw Park Lane), shows the pulley more clearly.
(Photograph courtesy of Nick Lyons.)
Click to enlargeMoving on about 20 years, the pit shaft area in 2003. Click to enlargeThe remains of the Walton Colliery Haw Park site in 2011.
Click to enlargeAn old Sharlston brick amongst the rubble. There are many of these bricks to be found in the Walton area, each a reminder of times gone by. Click to enlargeOne of the old buildings slowly being consumed by the woods.
Click to enlarge.The remains of the Walton Colliery (Haw Park) site in 2014.
Click to enlargeEphemera from the days before the National Coal Board (N.C.B.)

New Sharlston Colleries Ltd.
Table of Time Fixed for the Lowering and Raising of Workmen at the Haw Park Pit.

Extract from The Coal Mines Act, etc., published by New Sharlston Collieries Co. Ltd.
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The company operated the following collieries:

Sharlston Haigh-Moor Pit, Sharlston Stanley-Main Pit, Sharlston West Pit (later to become Walton Colliery), and Haw-Park Pit.

Walton Colliery (Haw Park).

Visit Friends of Haw Park Wood
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Friends of Haw Park Wood
at Wakefield District Community Online.

Footpaths and Bridleways
For more information about public rights of way in the Wakefield district, visit the official Wakefield website.
Click here for Walton's Public Rights of Way.

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