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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

A Taller Crag Foot Chimney





I'm sure it is no surprise to many local people, but it never occurred to me that the Crag Foot chimney had ever been any taller than it is today. Not so long ago it was quite a bit higher  -- as this photo from M. Moseley's files held at The Northern Mine Research Society clearly shows. The darker top section was brick-built. A few years ago -- I'm not sure how many --  it was becoming unstable. The bricks were pushed into the body of the chimney to avoid accidents. 

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