© Bob Simmons 2003-2018

Bates Colliery

As it was on the 15/02/1960, Cowpen 'B' Pit, sunk in 1804, became part of Bates Pit in 1923
In January 1961 the new shaft was taken down to a depth of 1,000 feet, working ceased at Bates on the 31/05/1986
©Dave Durward 15/02/1960

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