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Lumpsey Minehead Gear Replacement

Three men in rather a dangerous position, the Archive asked: “Does anyone know when the mine head gear was replaced?” Simon Chapman assisted with: “This picture shows work being carried out on the upcast headgear about 1900 which was a wooden construction. It was replaced by a smaller steel structure in 1937. The headgear over the main drawing shaft was also wooden until 1918 when it was replaced, again by a steel headgear.”

Thanks to Simon Chapman for this information.

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