The Tunnel

The tunnel separated McIntyre from another part of town. As can be seen in this photo from the early 1950s, it was composed mainly of rocks and timbers. Lorries, which were open air cars that transported miners into and out of the mines, rode on tracks on top of the tunnel and crossed it many times throughout the day. 

Persons over a certain height had to bend over while walking through the tunnel because the ceiling was quite low.  Since there were no lights in the tunnel, crossing it at after dark was especially challenging to children with vivid imaginations! 







Photo: collection of the author

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