Yorkshire IHS – The Garforth Mines and the Aberford Railway
Talk by Brian Hull
The Gascoigne mines in Garforth were served through the nineteenth century by the railways or waggonways, later powered by steam engines. The Garforth mines utilised both the public railway and also the private line to Aberford.
The talk outlines these but focuses on the massive disaster of 1873 which brought mining operations to a standstill and almost caused the closure of all the Gascoigne pits. Showing incredible ingenuity the engineer Mr Wormald saved the day!
Visitors are always welcome.