William Pit Whitehaven
William pit  sunk around 1806 had shafts to a depth of 891 feet.
The downcast shaft 12ft in diameter used for winding men and minerals. The upcast shaft was 14 feet in diameter.

EXPLOSIONS

18/02/1839  21 lives lost.

26/11/1907   5  lives lost.

03/06/1941. 

15/08/1947  104 lives lost.

Closed in 1954.

(Entered again from Harrington No10 colliery Lowca in 1967 and used for ventilation).
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