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General view of Lady Victoria Colliery from south. Old washer plant on right with coal elevator shed and hopper in centre and headgear, dense medium plant and south elevator conveyor system on left.

SC 710567

Description General view of Lady Victoria Colliery from south. Old washer plant on right with coal elevator shed and hopper in centre and headgear, dense medium plant and south elevator conveyor system on left.

Date 2/7/1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 710567

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Midlothian This colliery was sunk in the early 1890s by the Lothian Coal Co, commencing production in 1895. It was sunk to the bottom of a large coal basin, and was the deepest pit in Scotland. It was planned for a long life and on a generous scale, using the existing Lingerwood Colliery for its second shaft. This shows the colliery from the south. The headgear is in the centre, with the new washery to the left, and the old washery on the right, in the tall building. The sidings on the right have been lifted to allow road vehicles to be loaded. The colliery closed in 1981, and was saved to become the Scottish Mining Museum. For a time it was linked with the first Scottish Mining Museum at Prestonpans, but the link was severed in the 1980s. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/69/41/8

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/710567

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 710567) General view of Lady Victoria Colliery from south. Old washer plant on right with coal elevator shed and hopper in centre and headgear, dense medium plant and south elevator conveyor system on left.

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