Landmark chimney

In 1891, to improve the draughting, the 225 feet x 8 feet internal diameter chimney was built by Messrs W. A. Peters of Manchester at Whitfield colliery. The site for the chimney happened to be on the outcrop of the Little Row coal where an earlier working made it difficult to obtain a firm foundation. This difficulty was overcome and the chimney was built to become a landmark for miles around. In gale force winds there was an all round roll of about 4 inches at the top of the chimney.

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