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Haig Pit Colliery Monument

Haig Pit Colliery Monument

Vent chimney of the Wellington Pit Coal Mine which stands as a memorial to the coal miners of Whitehaven, England. Called the "Candlestick", (according to folklore it’s design was based on the shape of a candlestick from the landowners dining table.)

It stands on a promontory above Whitehaven overlooking the Irish Sea. The chimney was built in 1850 by Sidney Smrke at the old Wellington Pit Mine which operated from 1840 to 1930. The Wellington Pit was the scene of a major mine explosion in 1910 which killed 136 miners.

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