Unique Photographs of Shaft Boring at Ravensworth Castle
Shaft Boring by Scottish experts at Ravensworth Castle in 1929
Ravensworth Castle now lies in ruins, had the coal owners, among them the Liddells, not extracted coal from underneath the castle and so caused subsidence, the entire building may still be with us. There is little doubt that the magnificent castle would have been a huge tourist attraction, especially with its beautiful woodland surround. As it is, even the ruins are slowly being overgrown by foliage, a testament to the greed of the coal owners.
We believe these photographs to be unique, over the years we have amassed huge photographic archives and viewed many more besides. We have never before come across photographic evidence of coal mining activity so close to the Castle.
The full story of Ravensworth Castle can be viewed on our alternative site.
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