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new Wakefield market

Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:55 am

strolling through the new market in Wakefield yesterday, i walked past a stall that had some paintings on sale. One caught my eye, it was a painting of a colliery. I went to look at it and the caption said "Frickley Colliery" plus the name of the painter which i have forgotten. I don't how much it was for sale, but some of the other paintings seemed to be about £40 to £50.

Re: new Wakefield market

Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:21 am

SOUTH OSSETTIAN wrote:strolling through the new market in Wakefield yesterday, i walked past a stall that had some paintings on sale. One caught my eye, it was a painting of a colliery. I went to look at it and the caption said "Frickley Colliery" plus the name of the painter which i have forgotten. I don't how much it was for sale, but some of the other paintings seemed to be about £40 to £50.


Sad to think that photos and paintings (and spoil heaps) are all that are left of the mining industry :(

Re: new Wakefield market

Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:25 am

Not strictly true - what about Hatfield Main, recently reopened
and Kellingley Colliery, which I believe is still open. Quite a few
opencast affairs about too. Not what it used to be but not quite
dead and buried yet.

Re: new Wakefield market

Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:28 am

Blade wrote:Not strictly true - what about Hatfield Main, recently reopened
and Kellingley Colliery, which I believe is still open. Quite a few
opencast affairs about too. Not what it used to be but not quite
dead and buried yet.


opencast isnt the same, really :? But I take your point

Re: new Wakefield market

Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:40 pm

having been fortunate enough to take a trip down Hatfield Main recently, its definately alive and the Frickley name amongst the miners is too.

Re: new Wakefield market

Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:50 am

I seem to remember there being paintings on the walls
of the Barnsley Oak pub in South Elmsall of collieries,
probably Frickley among them.
Wasn't there a famous artist from the Black Country
area that painted many of the many collieries thereabouts
early last century or even earlier?
Opencast certainly is not the same as deep mined, but it
is still part of the coal industry, a very ugly part but part of
it nonetheless.
A lot of people are very excited by Hatfield Main and the
powerstation that is going to be built there.
Main played Buxton on Saturday too, John Reed returning
to one of his many former clubs. Didn't go, don't know the
result. Too early to mean much anyhow.

Re: new Wakefield market

Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:50 pm

i thought Kellingley had shut, i hope i am wrong on that one.

if it had been a painting of Denby Grange or Crigglestone Colliery, i would have bought it, as my grandad worked down those pits. Hopefully someone buys the painting and gives it to Frickley Athletic to put up in their clubhouse.

Re: new Wakefield market

Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:27 pm

kellingley is open and will be for some time as its not prime real estate which is basically what uk coal do nowadays.

Re: new Wakefield market

Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:18 am

Doesn't Frickley fan' 'Big Red' work down Kellingley?
Sorry, only know his nickname.
Quite a lot of my family used to work down the mines
including Frickley.

Re: new Wakefield market

Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:57 pm

you mean "the power" vernon?
Stevey White goes down kellingley a fair bit....
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