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pithead

(ˈpɪtˌhɛd)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) the top of a mine shaft and the buildings, hoisting gear, etc, situated around it
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Noun1.pithead - the entrance to a coal mine
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
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pithead

[ˈpɪthed] Nbocamina f

pithead

[ˈpɪthɛd] n (British)carreau m de minepith helmet ncasque m colonial

pithead

nÜbertageanlagen pl; at the pitheadüber Tage; pithead ballotAbstimmung fder Bergarbeiter

pithead

[ˈpɪtˌhɛd] nimbocco della miniera
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This covers the construction of a 500 km railway network connecting pitheads to ports and roads from the mines.
At the time, he was based in the Bridgend offices of the Echo's sister weekly paper, the Glamorgan Gazette, and recalls how he would often be called out to be at pitheads in the area to catch the arrival of possible strike-breakers on the early shift, or be in place to photograph hauliers delivering iron ore to the steelworks at Port Talbot, another flashpoint for pickets and police.
One civil servant wrote in a memo: "The law and order problems of coping with pickets, not just at the power stations but also at the pitheads, would be enormous and would arise from the very outset of the strike.
take for example the parks and shopping centres now built over the closed pitheads and factories.
He said: "I have found the local allotments, canal locks and pitheads especially fascinating.
Similarly, the Talcher thermal plant in Orissa and the Farakka plant in West Bengal are also located at pitheads but are being forced to operate with low stock.
The plan sees a tapestry of paths trace abandoned mining tunnels while towers, reminiscent of old pitheads, identify redundant mine shafts.
By the 19th century the market town of Wrexham was a big industrial centre, surrounded by villages like Llay, Coedpoeth, Rhosllannerchrugog and Ruabon which sprang up round the pitheads.
The coal industry has kept several of its pitheads and turned them into museums, has any thought been given to celebrating our steel-related industries or will they continue to be grassed over and forgotten?
Kate Adie says: "As a child, it was a treat to take a run in the car into Swaledale or Teesdale, away from the industrial cranes and pitheads of the County Durham coast.
There's obviously a lot of work gone into this image; a German helmeted biker rides a six legged man-horse past a castle peopled with screaming and long gone pitheads but away from the images of how things used to be there were wild landscapes aplenty, like Steve Lee's Loch Donard Mountain.
On top of that mining communities, whose traditional work has long since gone, will be glad to see their abandoned pitheads cleaned up and put to use.