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Brookside Motors

Brookside Motors was obviously a well chosen name for the business, it could not get much closer to Skinningrove Beck? This view of the premises featured in “Regeneration? gives an indication as to how industrialised parts of the valley were and how it has now a more rural appeal.

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  • Steve Partlett

    ‘Brookside motors’ building was originally called the ‘Lamphouse’. On the other side of the beck, on the right of the image, was the miners entrance into Loftus mines. The entrance still exists and is on the Skinningrove trail. Between the two was a narrow footbridge. This allowed the miners to first collect their lamps, and then enter the mine. At the end of the shift, on leaving the mine, the lamp was handed back in for charging and inspection.

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