Rose Bridge Colliery

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Rose Bridge Colliery
Rose Bridge Colliery
Year: 1890
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Item #: 958
Workers possibly taken at Rose Bridge Colliery, Wigan. c1890.
Source: Personal Collection of John Cadman, Wigan

Comment by: tony on 27th January 2013 at 13:42

when i mentioned that rose bridge colliery shaft was very deep it was for a spell the deepest in the uk at 2448 feet and as it was sunk they past through 32 feet of coal in total

Comment by: tony on 19th January 2013 at 08:53

as part of the reclamation project of rose bridge colliery
a large part of the gardens belonging to ince hall were removed this included a large orchard family graves and a large pond that was full to the top with gold fish when the pond was dug out using a 22rb dragline driven by jim mc teirnan the hole was about 8m deep and 20m diameter all this work was carried out because the land was to have houses built on it

Comment by: tony on 19th January 2013 at 08:31

rosebridge colliery was situated between ince hall and the leads liverpool canal if you was to go up ince hall avenue to the top you will come to two semi detached bungalows about 10m from the side of the bungalow is one of the shafts that has been filled in and if you was to walk up the footpath between the shaft and the bungalow to the top and then turn left towards the canal walk about 50m you would be stood on top of the other shaft that was filled also about 1966 and then was capped off with concrete about 1987 i
think there could be houses there now this shaft was very deep and was filled with water and as they started to back fill with pit waste from near the rabbit rocks the slurry mixture started to run down towards the belle green pub down the footpath that came from ince bar to west street used to be a caravan site there the houses that are built on falkirk drive and the estate are built on the old slag heaps next to the canal and on the other side of the canal was more slag heaps rose bridge school playing fields are now there in the slag heap close to the canal on the colliery side it was hollowed out must have been during the war years as an air raid shelter the whole project of reclamation of the old colliery covered quite a distance from the rabbit rocks to cleg street near manchester road and from west street to rose bridge school there are lots of reminders still present of the old colliery to this day this area was very industrial

Comment by: Neil Cain on 29th November 2011 at 14:32

Rosebridge is technically in Ince. This could actually be Douglas Bank Colliery as the head office was Rosebridge but waggons at Douglas Bank would have the same plate

Comment by: Carolynn on 27th March 2011 at 22:24

I thought Ince was in Wigan ?

Comment by: Koncorde on 6th March 2011 at 00:12

So a picture from the 1800's showing a name plate stating "Wigan" and Jemmy here thinks he knows better than those who actually made it. Nice one!

Comment by: Jemmy Hanson on 6th February 2011 at 21:40

Rose Bridge Colliery was in Ince, not Wigan.