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Snowdown Pit Working Mens Club, November 2013

silverainbow

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This place is local to me and Ive passed it up many a time due to it looking so completely trashed, until one rainy Saturday afternoon when our plans were completely ruined by the continuous down pour !.

Work commenced on Snowdown Pit in 1908 and the first coal was brought to the surface on 19th November 1912, It was the deepest pit in Kent reaching a staggering 3083ft (940metres).

In 1945 the workforce was 1876 staff, that was with 1523 sub surface and 353 above, The Colliery was closed in 1986 and the shafts were capped in 1988.

A few interesting buildings still remain despite being incredibly trashed, the Working Mens Club being one of them.

So on with my pics from the day :D





















Well, Hope you enjoyed the little snippet of History and the selection of Pics from the day, Worth dropping In if ever in the area, Its becoming progressively trashed by the day ;)

 

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Cools shots mate defo derppy on the skids but I bet it was just as bad looking when it was trading lol.

Top cat will probably have a rave set up in here next week lol

Nicely done mate

(y)

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Cool piccies there bud !, cheers for the share :) , hope you're doing well

 

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I had a look at this when I went to the colliery earlier in the year, but then it was secure and had windows so couldn't get in, seems to not be a problem now!

Nice few pics and worth a mooch, I'll have another look next time I'm up that way :)

 

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Sad to see a snooker table in such a state. Looks like it's a friendly welcome at the bar though ;)

 
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