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miamivice

I’m researching a bit of info on Swallows Colliery at Mosborough, it was located where the Spoil heap is at the back of Elm Crescent In Mosborough, accessible once from a lane leading off Mosborough Moor called Swallows Lane. 

As you approach the far end of the spoil heap there are 2 manhole access covers for the open shaft. Has anyone any information about when they were filled in or capped off? 

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Lemmy117

Would that be the same colliery in this thread?

There are a few pages to trawl through.

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miamivice

It is but I was looking specifically for when it was filled in or any memories people might have of it?

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miamivice

From speaking to a few people during Moorside being mined in the late 80’s they tunnelled through some of the old workings at Swallows. Supposedly the Swallows Colliery has issues with gas, so it cannot be filled in, presumably why it has 2 inspection covers, there is a gas monitoring device in there. A friend of mine said he remembers vaguely in the 80’s there being a cage over it that periodically used to subside as the shaft collar caved in.

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