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Headgear of No. 1 Shaft
It is of steel lattice construction, with rivetted plates at the joints, and it stands over 100 feet high. It was built in 1912 by Head Wrightson & Co of Stockton-on-Tees.

Headgear of No. 1 Shaft
The green drum at the foot of the inclined girders is a capstan engine from Agecroft Colliery in Salford where it was used for re-roping purposes and for shaft inspection.

Headgear of No. 1 Shaft
Detail showing the headwheels.

Headgear of No. 1 Shaft
Detail showing the lattice structure and rivetted plates at the joints.

Mine Cage

Astley Green, Colliery No. 1

Now a museum in the care of the Red Rose Steam Society whose official web site for details, opening times, etc, can be seen by clicking on the link below:

The museum houses the only surviving colliery headgear and engine house in Lancashire, both of which have listed status.