New Pit at Cadeby

April 1891

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 17 April 1891

New Pit at Cadeby

Slow progress made at the colliery workings at Cadeby. In one shaft only some two or three feet farther have been sunk within five weeks. The inrush of water is the consequence.

“Sometimes,” said one of the labourers to me,” the water rushes through the side of the shaft in a volume as thick as a man’s arm; and notwithstanding the powerful pump, I have seen it quickly reach a depth of 541 yards.”

Shortly, however, iron plates will be placed all the way down the shaft, and this will effectually block the entry of the spring water.

The engine shed, which is in course of erection, is of a costly kind, and will, when complete, be second to none in Yorkshire. Extensive offices are being built, and everything is on a larger scale than at Denaby Main.