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Pit winder at No. 3 pit, Elm Colliery"

Elm Colliery, Buckley


My father, John Thomas Hopwood, was Under-manager at No. 3 Pit, Elm Colliery from 1910 to 1931 and my brother, Richard Lamb Hopwood A.M.I.M.E, was Under- manager for No. 1 and No. 3 Pits at Elm Colliery from 1931 to closure in 1934.


The depth of the wind was 1003 feet, the diameter of the drum was ten feet and the motor was 750hp. It operated at 75 winds per hour.

Author: Hopwood, Thomas John


Year = 1927

Building = Industrial

Work = Mining

Extra = Architecture

Extra = 1920s

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