Ossett Pictures - Roundwood Pit being demolished

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Roundwood pit headgear beaing demolished

Roundwood pit headgear actually falling during demolition

Two pictures for the price of one. This time, the headgear at Roundwood pit in going, going, gone shots of the actual demolition in progress in 1969. The pit finally closed in 1966.

The first picture shows a rather wistful gentleman looking on as the the demolition team get ready to pull down the remaining pit headgear. Roundwood pit dates back to at least 1812, so this was quite an historical moment as the second picture shows the headgear toppling over before being cut up for scrap.