The Winstanley pit winding engine house at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent. Built by a German team of engineers just before WW1 but due to the outbreak of war its construction was never paid for. Chatterley Whifield is the best preserved deep pit (6 pits at 2000 feet) colliery in the world. Photographed on assignment for @heritageopendays. The site will be visitable during this years festival. Pentax K1ii Manfrotto 55 Carbon #chatterleywhitfield #industry #coal #mining #abandoned #heritage #history #british #stokeontrent #hods #atlasobscura #bbcculture #bbcbritain #north #mine #pit #winding #yesteryear @forgottenheritage forgottenheritage Architectural Heritage & Ruins

greenwood_n - Nicki Greenwood 5 months ago

My gt gt grandad worked here. I went on a school trip when it was a museum, many years ago. We had hard hats and lamps and went down the pit to see what it was like.