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Siège St-Albert

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After the Second World War Marshall plan funds were used to modernise the Ressaix collieries through the sinking of a 5 metre diameter shaft and the the installation of a tower equipped with a 3,300hp electric winder. The designed production was 3000 tonnes of coal per day. The output was taken to the Péronnes washery that was constructed at the same time. The life of the whole complex was short and closure came in 1969. Today the winding tower remains as a reminder of the once extensive coal industry and the site is used by a gas distribution company.

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 Don Barrett (aka DBs travels)
Don Barrett (aka DBs… club
The architecture of the tower looks potentially interesting, but I couldn't find a closer picture of it.
2 years ago.

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