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The write up under the Huntrodd’s postcard view of Kilton pit included information that it was 680 feet deep and also was querying the windmill in the background possibly being used to pump water from the mine. Derick Pearson advised: “The shaft with the windmill at the back of this photograph, was an air return shaft as well as a second rout out in the event of problems. The windmill may have been used at that time to drive an output fan to draw the stale air from the workings which would in turn draw clean air in from the other shaft.”

Image courtesy of the Pem Holliday Collection, thanks to Derick Pearson for the update.

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