Good and Faithful Servant (picture)

May 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times, May 8, 1931

Good and Faithful Servant

The photograph shows part of a winding engine, now being dismantled, which has wound coal from the Barnsley bed of the Denaby Main mine since the pit was sunk in 1868.

It is a Bradley and Craven engine and has done very fine service. It is now to be replaced by a modern, high-speed, high powered engine from the Markham Engineering Works, Chesterfield, and the alterations will involve temporarily suspending work in this seam for two or three months.

Work will be found for some of the men and boys involved in other parts of the Denaby and Cadeby collieries.

The dismantled engine has wound coal from a depth of 460 yards for 63 years. Its record speed is 58 draws, or 348 tubs an hour.