Still 'stack-heaps at Robin Hood, that haven't been reclaimed/levelledStrange to think that all these small towns were initially tiny pit villages that grew into one. We used to ride along the old railway cinder track and ride our bikes up and down the slag heaps.
I remember the Lofthouse pit disaster quite well even though I was only 8 or 9.
Maybe they're too small to bother with, or the spoils pH is at odds with the surrounding land?
Robin Hood - Leadwell Lane trackbed of E&WYUR
Aerial ropeway tower?
I certainly remember the Lofthouse disaster
There's no members of my family mining connected/employed, but there were certainly kids at my Junior School, who had family at the Pit (& I think one lost a relative down there?)
On 2 connected veins;
1. Before they retired, I worked with ex-2 Miners, who at that time (March '73...… I was 7) were in Mines Rescue, & both went down
2. My oldest friend (in terms of time known) restored an Atkinson Borderer that was used by Mines Rescue (built/registered 'after Lofthouse'), to pull the Emergency Winder (he sold it about 4 years ago)