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Mine shafts found on Hawkley Hall?

posted 27 Mar 2011, 15:21 by j25wigan

A ground investigation team have drilled into a void near the offices being built next to the Shell garage.

The void starts at 2m down and is approx 7m deep.

This suggests a drift mine shaft running longitudinally for some distance.

The location is just behind the new walled entrance they are currently erecting, just to the left.

Old maps show such shafts all over Hawkley Hall and Winstanley.