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Early visitors
Early visitors to the mines, before the DCC obtained a lease from the National Trust, took black and white photographs which are shown here. If you know the source or the source is wrongly named, please let the webmaster know.

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    West Mine
    Brynlow Mine and the Hough Level to Engine Vein
    From a collection kindly supplied by Ken Drummond
    Maps from the times


West Mine
The entrance in 1943Cavers at West MineThe wall with holeComing through the hole
The entrance in 1943Cavers at West MineThe wall with holeComing through the hole
Inside the main chamberClimbing a rope ladder between levelsClimbing up the pillar in the Main ChamberSphinx Chamber
Inside the main chamberClimbing a rope ladder between levelsClimbing up the pillar in the Main ChamberSphinx Chamber
Plank ShaftPlank ShaftChain ShaftLion Chamber
Plank ShaftPlank ShaftChain ShaftLion Chamber

Brynlow Mine and the Hough Level to Engine Vein
At the landing stage in Brynlow MineIn the boat, about to set off to Engine Vein.In a wet section of the Hough Level.In a drier section of the Hough Level.
At the landing stage in Brynlow MineIn the boat, about to set off to Engine Vein.In a wet section of the Hough Level.In a drier section of the Hough Level.
The team out of the water.Brynlow Mine section  
The team out of the water.Brynlow Mine section  

From a collection kindly supplied by Ken Drummond
Sewer entrance (now the adit), Wood MineCrocodile Lake, Wood MineStump Chamber, Wood MineSand Cavern, Wood Mine
Sewer entrance (now the adit), Wood MineCrocodile Lake, Wood MineStump Chamber, Wood MineSand Cavern, Wood Mine
Outside Engine VeinGoing down into Engine VeinCCH or Pillar MineOutside CCH (Pillar Mine)
Outside Engine VeinGoing down into Engine VeinCCH or Pillar MineOutside CCH (Pillar Mine)
Outside CCH (now Pillar Mine)Outside the Block End at West MineOutside the Block EndOver the top of the West Mine entrance
Outside CCH (now Pillar Mine)Outside the Block End at West MineOutside the Block EndOver the top of the West Mine entrance
West Mine - Block End The brick wall at the entrance to West Mine  
West Mine - Block End The brick wall at the entrance to West Mine  

Maps from the times
Map of the mines and the area   
Map of the mines and the area   

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