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|Subject: Denaby Main Pit Bathouse - South Yorkshire - May 2009 Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:33 am|| |
Poor quality coal was first found in this part of South Yorkshire in the early C18th but it wasn't until 1863 when the Denaby Main Colliery Company sunk shafts near the village of Denaby. Around the mine the company built a new village to house its workers, with the catchy name of Denaby Main Colliery Village.
The mine closed in 1968. All that's left to remind us of the village's past are four coal trucks on the roundabout outside Netto, one of the winding gear wheels near the leisure centre, built on the site of the mine, and the old bath house.
Sadly the bath house has been completely stripped and has become a chav playground. Having said that most of the tiles are intact and despite being a bare building it still has a certain charm and holds mild interest.