Barrowby woods, Austhorpe, Leeds.

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SKE
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Thanks, see if this works
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Wooohooo!

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That looks very alarming. I wonder whose responsibility it is to make it safe or at least as safe as possible.
Looking at old maps it seems the shaft was at the West Yorkshire Colliery.
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this is one of my old maps of the Manston CollieryThe shafts I am aware of are at Ellen Pit and Old Brown Moor Pit
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Great, very interesting, thanks for posting that

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Another picture, taken this morning. Fence is trampled down (not by my bike) and a fallen tree, branch over the pit.
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Makes me wonder who is knocking the fence down, probably kids for a dare. I can't understand why it has not been properly dealt with, might email the council.
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urban rambler
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This may have been resolved today as I saw aggregate being off loaded into a dumper truck at the access to these woods, so they may be sorting out the shaft.

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Oh, thanks, I will have a look tomorrow morning.

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