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Hawkwell Colliery near Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

Hawkwell Colliery, nr Cinderford

Glyn sent in this scan from a 1930's brochure showing Hawkwell Colliery near Cinderford

Thanks also to John Belcher who added (May 2008): "The headgear in front was built by my grandfather James (Jim) Fox and Frank Niblet for the sum of £12.The timber baulks were made from pitch pine that was shipped to Lydney and then taken to Hawkwell by horse-drawn wagon. The wooden carts and cages were also made by Jim Fox. Recommended reading:- 'The Last Deep Mine of Dean' by Maurice Bent. The story of Northern Utd Colliery. Hawkwell was adjacent to Northern and housed the fan for the ventilation system".

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