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Filling tubs at the face in the Hough Level. Clearing the Hough Level was seen as essential to clearing Blue Shaft

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Title: Filling tubs at the face in the Hough Level. Clearing the Hough Level was seen as essential to clearing Blue Shaft

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Setting the rings in placeLooking up Square Shaft from below. One of the unexpected finds were some of the 19th century track still in situ below the shaft. These have now been placed vertically in the shaft.The Hough Level
Filling tubs at the face in the Hough Level. Clearing the Hough Level was seen as essential to clearing Blue ShaftTrack in the Hough Level near the entranceFinds included the remains of one of the boats used in the 1930s to carry visitors from Engine Vein to Brynlow.
Graffiti near the boat. Modern graffiti is deplored but this gives the names of some of the visitors on the 1920s and 30s.A tub coming out of the entrance to the Hough LevelThe entrance seen from the main tip. The timber bridge meant that side-tipping tubs could be emptied easily.

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