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Snowdown was the deepest colliery in Kent reaching well over 3,000 ft (915 metres). It was also the hottest and most humid pit in Kent and was given the name 'Dante's Inferno' by the miners. Regarded by many as the worst pit to work at in Britain, most Snowdown miners worked naked because clothes became too uncomfortable. The miners could consume around 24 pints (14 lires) of water in an 8-hour shift. There were frequent cases of heat stroke.

Snowdown closed in 1987

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On 7/18/2018 at 4:18 PM, Dubbed Navigator said:

Nice, surprising amount of stuff left, do you have any other pictures of the shafts?

hi i only got one more pic  :) 

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55 minutes ago, hamtagger said:

Ooh errr @Dubbed Navigator, looking for pictures of shafts :D 

 

Cool report and nicely shot, I’m guessing this is mostly gone now? :) 

Hi im not sure i think there was some talk of redeveloping the site :) 

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Interesting place. Don't think I'd fancy spending every day underground with a load of naked sweaty men, I'm sure it would appeal to others though 😛

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