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Images of the Brayton Domain Collieries
J Pattinson, chemist of King Street, Aspatria, photographed daily life both above and below ground at the Brayton Domain Colliery.  Some of these images were produced as a series of postcards.

I'd be delighted if anyone could provide me with any pictures or  postcards which are missing from here.  Pictures of Harriston village are especially welcome.  I'm willing to buy the original, or would accept a greyscale scan at 300dpi. Contact me if you can help

No. 1*
'General view of Colliery'
Showing the two shafts, Screens building on extreme left and Coal Washery to deal with 70 tons an hour in the foreground.
No. 5 Pit

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No. 2
'Main Arching'
Main Winding Shaft Bottom. 350 yards deep. Sinkers completing Sump.
No. 5 Pit
The miners whose names are known are, from second left: 'Bonny Dick', Bill Blaylock, Jack Wilson and Tom Davidson

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No. 3*
'Lying in'
Coal Hewers undercutting the Coal 300 yards below ground, preparatory to blasting it down with explosives.
No. 4 Pit

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No. 4*
'Coal Hewers at Work'
Two typical Hewers holing and drilling 350 yards below ground.
No. 5 Pit

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No. 5*
'A Good Shot'
Coal blasted down and ready for filling 350 yards below ground. Note the Shot Firer with battery and cable.
No. 5 Pit

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* Images courtesy of the Peter Marr collection.



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