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The Hough Level
The Hough Level connects most of the mines with the main exception being West Mine. It was used first for drainage from Engine Vein and later to take ore from the eastern mines to the treatment works.

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    At Dickens Wood and up to Engine Vein
    Around Engine Vein
    Engine Vein to Brynlow
    In the boat in the Hough Level
    1930s visitors in Brynlow
    Brynlow to Wood Mine

The Hough Level on the abandonment plan   
The Hough Level on the abandonment plan   

At Dickens Wood and up to Engine Vein
The day the Hough Level was openedDigging out the entrance at Dickens WoodThe entrance from aboveDigging at the face in the Hough Level
The day the Hough Level was openedDigging out the entrance at Dickens WoodThe entrance from aboveDigging at the face in the Hough Level
Filling the tubPushing the tub out of the entranceThe dumper used to pull out tubsThe loco when it was in use at Alderley Edge
Filling the tubPushing the tub out of the entranceThe dumper used to pull out tubsThe loco when it was in use at Alderley Edge
Pushing by handExtending the tipEmptying a tubThe tip in the early days
Pushing by handExtending the tipEmptying a tubThe tip in the early days
A section showing handpicked and enlarged passageLooking up Square ShaftThe original passage at Square Shaft - a coffin levelBetween Square Shaft and Engine Vein
A section showing handpicked and enlarged passageLooking up Square ShaftThe original passage at Square Shaft - a coffin levelBetween Square Shaft and Engine Vein

Around Engine Vein
The bottom of Blue Shaft.  The ladder is just visible on the leftFilling a tub at Bear PitLooking down Bear Pit to the ore chuteAt the junction, a superior photograph by Paul Deakin
The bottom of Blue Shaft. The ladder is just visible on the leftFilling a tub at Bear PitLooking down Bear Pit to the ore chuteAt the junction, a superior photograph by Paul Deakin
The junction leading (R) to Ring Shaft and (L) to Bear PitCurious clay formations in the wall which may have developed from the solution of saltRing Shaft ore chuteRing Shaft ore chute
The junction leading (R) to Ring Shaft and (L) to Bear PitCurious clay formations in the wall which may have developed from the solution of saltRing Shaft ore chuteRing Shaft ore chute

Engine Vein to Brynlow
1860s passage to BrynlowGraffiti at the boat landing stagePanorama at the boatThe boat
1860s passage to BrynlowGraffiti at the boat landing stagePanorama at the boatThe boat

In the boat in the Hough Level
In the canoeIn the bathtub boat in the Hough LevelLooking at blue formations in the Hough LevelModern explorers in the wet section
In the canoeIn the bathtub boat in the Hough LevelLooking at blue formations in the Hough LevelModern explorers in the wet section
Coming through to BrynlowNear Brynlow - wet!  
Coming through to BrynlowNear Brynlow - wet!  

1930s visitors in Brynlow
A group of explorers in the Hough Level in the 1930sBoarding the boat at BrynlowIn a wet sectionThe boat at Brynlow
A group of explorers in the Hough Level in the 1930sBoarding the boat at BrynlowIn a wet sectionThe boat at Brynlow

Brynlow to Wood Mine
The ore chute from the east side of the Brynlow Field OpencastShoring in the roof of the level near Brynlow.  The fault wall is on the rightDropping down from Field ShaftAbove the Hough Level at the junction where there were entrances from the Brynlow field.
The ore chute from the east side of the Brynlow Field OpencastShoring in the roof of the level near Brynlow. The fault wall is on the rightDropping down from Field ShaftAbove the Hough Level at the junction where there were entrances from the Brynlow field.
At the Hough Level junction where the passage from Brynlow turns north towards the treatment worksHough Level Junction digIn the Hough Level Junction digAt the southern end of the Hough Level under the Field with sleepers still in place
At the Hough Level junction where the passage from Brynlow turns north towards the treatment worksHough Level Junction digIn the Hough Level Junction digAt the southern end of the Hough Level under the Field with sleepers still in place

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