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    One of my great uncles worked in the Liverpool Shipyards before working in the coal mines installing pipes.

    this would be late 1950's. He lived in Everton at the time. Would anyone know where the closets pits would have been to Liverpool? and what types of pipes could he have been installing in the pits?


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    what types of pipes could he have been installing in the pits?
    used to pump water out of the mine.
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    The closest pits I can think of are at Cronton and Whiston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    One of my great uncles worked in the Liverpool Shipyards before working in the coal mines installing pipes.

    this would be late 1950's. He lived in Everton at the time. Would anyone know where the closets pits would have been to Liverpool? and what types of pipes could he have been installing in the pits?

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    Cronton Colliery just outside Huyton where the M62 and 57 meet. Everton FC were considering buildings a stadium on the site as rail lines were there - now removed, but rail bridge to the site is still there, over the M62. This is outside Liverpool and most of the people working there were Lancashire people, not Liverpool people. It was difficult to get to by public transport.

    There was a few pits in St. Helens, Clock Face Colliery was one - again currently Merseyside but Lancashire really in culture and outlook.
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    Thanks for the replies

    I really have no idea about this subject, so its all a help.
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    Wasn't it called "Bold Colliery" just outside Widnes?

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