The two shafts at Welbeck, each over 650 metres deep, were sunk between 1912 and 1915. The Top Hard seam was worked between 1915 and 1992 and the Parkgate seam from 1992 onwards. The Deep Soft seam, where current workings are concentrated, was first accessed in 1985 and abandoned 10 years later. The seam was subsequently reopened by UK COAL, with production recommencing in the Deep Soft in 2005.
Redundant equipment. An underground tub.
Shafts are now being filled. No1 shaft being filled. Cannot get on site to photograph.
Pit Terminology - Glossary