Pit head

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the surface of the ground at the mouth of a pit or mine.

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At the same instant a tall, loose-framed young man with a clean-shaved, earnest face advanced eagerly towards the pit head.
This particular pit must have been one of the oldest coal mines in the country, no pit head baths or showers, you had to wait till you got back to the hostel.
The Black Gold Tour features guided tour with former miners, a tour of the pit head buildings and a trip underground.
The alarm was raised on Tuesday when the roof collapsed in a seam more than three miles from the pit head.
Entrance to the mile-deep mine Pete had started new life Malcolm's fiancee is at pit head
A new occupier is being sought for the building which dates back to 1933 when it was first used as shower/ bath block at the pit head of the Mid Cannock Mine.
Emphasising that water has become a problem in coal-based projects, Keshari further said, "We have shifted the site of two pit head locations to coastal areas due to availability of water from the sea".
Pictured far right is the colliery pit head winding gear, which has long since been removed.
Tenders are invited for Transportation of coal from pit head coal stock yard to crusher point at jambad ocp for the period 2015 to 2016.
Built on the site of former pit head baths, it is situated just o" the A1 dual-carriageway and is seen by an estimated 33 million passing motorists and rail passengers every year.
Both the church buildings of these parishes were dominated by the pit head and pit heaps.
Artist Jayne Murray said: "We want to mark the site of the old pit head in some way.