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Monday 12th
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Normanton - Wakefield KirkGate railway
'Half-Moon' lake to the east (an 'Ox-Bow' created by the building of anembankment for the railway, circa 1840, & cutting off a meander of the River Calder)

To the other side of the bridge is the River Calder, & 'the Bljue Bridge'
Now a footbridge/TPT route, but constructed to carry ash-pipes (see #2)

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https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4907896
 
Monday 12th
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'
Blue Bridge'
Spanning the River Calder, just upstream of Kirkthorpe Weir


Broad Reach Lock, can just been seen through the guard-mesh
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In summer, some of the local Darwin Award applicants jump off the bridge into the Calder
In severe flood, the water can reach the lowest platform of the stairs!
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https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1920455
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6095549
 
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Monday 12th
5.

Broad Reach Lock
River Calder - Aire & Calder Navigation Canal
Eastmoor
(just east of Wakefield City-centre)

It's primarily a 'flood lock' to protect the 'Cut'
Normal river levels see the gate open. to maintain a good water level in the Canal

High/flood conditions see them closed
There are three weirs before the Canal rejoins the Calder;
Kirkthorpe (the largest/most impressive), Stanley Ferry (where the Grade 1 Aquaduct takes the A&CNC over the Calder) & Penbank (east of the M62, between jcts 30 & 31)

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https://britishlistedbuildings.co.u...adreach-lock-wakefield-east-ward#.YHSWMKySnIU
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6493049
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/6095652
 
Tuesday 13th
3.

Lofthouse Colliery Reclamation Park
Close to the Leeds - Wakefield WestGate - Doncaster - Kings Cross railway

Best known for its 1973 disaster

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Re; the public railway mentioned
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I certainly remember the spoil-heaps like this

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All named after seams
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I know 2 of the Mines Rescue team that went down, Bill (Cave, mentioned in this text) & Colin, who died a few years ago
https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mines-map/a...e/lofthouse-colliery-disaster-wakefield-1973/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bradford/sense_of_place/lofthouse_colliery_disaster.shtml


https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5971562
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3767615
 
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Tuesday 13th
5. Out of sequence, as I missed this one...., it ought to be number 1

Site of the 'Capping' of the St Johns Colliery shaft
NewLands cum Woodhouse Moor
Normanton

From here, I could see both Emley Moor transmitter masts (not visible on this photograph)

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The 'triangle' appears to mark the site of a shaft (as there's also one shown at Lofthouse Colliery

There's no picture on Geograph, but it's roughly on the blue-circle at the 14:00 position
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/366384

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=53.69464&lon=-1.43495&layers=10&b=1
 

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