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GENERAL HISTORY

20th CENTURY - 1

Destroying Engine Vein (left). In order to prevent access, drastic action was taken.  This picture shows the Territorial Army blowing up one of the entrances to Engine Vein.  Their attempt was unsuccessful because they blew up a shallow passage which just made the entrance larger!
The old entrance to Wood Mine (above).  The entrance was silting up and eventually was blocked by blasting before being reopened by the DCC.

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