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Pit Props - Lightmoor Colliery


Photograph above taken by Arthur Clifford, underground at the Lightmoor Colliery (Forest of Dean), showing the preparation of Oak Timbers for roof supports. The miner sitting astride the pit prop being prepared is Ernest Edward Buck who became a Deputy at the Northern United Colliery and a member of the mines rescue team.

Hydraulic 'Duke' Prop.
A range of hydraulic pit props. 
Hydraulic pit prop images reproduced with permission of Penny Hydraulics.

(Disclaimer - the use of the above images, together with the Penny Hydraulics Logo, in no way constitute an endorsement of their products. They are shown, with permission, for illustrative purposes only. If you wish further detail, please contact Penny Hydraulics direct, via their web site.)