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Created 19-Sep-13
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North Gawber colliery was in Mapplewell, near Barnsley. Sunk in the 1850s in 1949 it employed 1128 underground and 297 on the surface. Following the miners’ strike in 1984-85 it merged with nearby Woolley colliery. This link was to be short-lived and it closed completely in 1987.

A feature of the colliery was the connecting line to the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Darton. This was quite steeply-graded and resulted in relatively-large locos being used here.

These are all my photographs of operations at this colliery and date in the main from 1972/73. They are of variable technical quality and there is a certain degree of duplication but I have included them all in the hope that they all contain something of interest to someone. They are arranged in an approximate geographical sequence starting at the exchange sidings.

Guestbook for North Gawber Colliery
Anthony Garratt(non-registered)
Thank you for posting these David. I'm not a trains person at all, and I'm not Barnsley born or bred, but I've lived in Mapplewell for over 20 years and have a fondness for the history of the area. These pictures have helped me fill in some of the blanks I've pondered while out walking my dog!
kenneth lumby(non-registered)
i have a document that identifies the man who first sank the old gawber ccolliery
ronald hayden bretton
Great photographs David, I have posted some of them on the Carr Green Lane Monkey Park & Mapplewell facebook, hayden.
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