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Life After Duckhole!

Life After Duckhole!

I don’t know the date of this photo but Hurd’s woodyard took over after Duckhole pit was closed. On top of the hill we can see where the ’buckets’ or aerial ropeway turned. Eric Johnson updates with: “Duckhole mine closed in 1946; the old road junction from Mill Bank past Kilton Mill, branches right to Skinningrove and left to Carlin How. Moving left the rail bridge over the zig zag line to Skinningrove can be made out. (I believe it was removed in 1958). Moving up the photograph, the old rail bridge from Carlin How to Loftus can be seen. On top of the bank to the left of the aerial ropeway can seen the old North Loftus mine chimney, removed in ???; the street lighting column seen on Mill Bank in the foreground is of a type used in ???. split the difference 1946/1958, guess 1952.”

Image courtesy of Mike Holliday and thanks to Eric Johnson for the update.

1 comment to Life After Duckhole!

  • eric johnson

    Duckhole mine closed in 1946; the old road junction from Mill Bank past Kilton Mill, branches right to Skinningrove and left to Carlin How. Moving left the rail bridge over the zig zag line to Skinningrove can be made out. (I believe it was removed in 1958). Moving up the photograph, the old rail bridge from Carlin How to Loftus can be seen. On top of the bank to the left of the aerial ropeway can seen the old North Loftus mine chimney, removed in ???; the street lighting column seen on Mill Bank in the foreground is of a type used in ???. split the difference 1946/1958, guess 1952.

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