View from the Savile Pit Spoil Heap, March 1990

We are looking towards Pit Lane Pit – a grey dust path, and to the right RE the flooded fields of Pit Lane with THE derelict brick building. Beyond is more evidence of subsidence with flooded fields as a permanent consequence, as can be seen in the Mickletown Ings and the Whinney.

On the extreme right are properties in Lower Mickletown and in the background the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station.

View from Savile Pit, looking east from Pit Lane

View from the Savile Pit Spoil Heap, March 1990. Looking east from Pit Lane to the opencast coal loading staithe down the canal, towards Kippax Lock (white lock-keeper’s bungalow). In the distance is Allerton Bywater and Brigshaw.

View from Savile Pit spoil heap

March 1990. Looking at the top of Pit Lane and the junction with the canal towpath. 1986 Canal Bridge and River Bridge visible and the opencast coal staithe (built 1987), beyond the newly formed lake caused by the opencast working, now landscaped and in use by Allerton Angling Club.

Access from Methley over the canal and river bridge and new footpath, which replaced the old footpath and right of way. Could go on this path to Allerton Bywater.

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