The Miners Arms

Bracken Moor

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The Miners Arms, Bracken Moor.  Click on a photo to enlarge it and for more information.

Miners Arms or "The Wragg"
Miners Arms or "The Wragg"

The Miners Arms began life as a beerhouse in about 1860, and was run by John Helliwell, who was also a coke burner and a coal merchant.

Miners Arms c1905
Miners Arms c1905

Charles Herbert Moorhouse, who became landlord in 1899 and his wife Hannah Platts with their adopted daughter Lucy Podoski. Photo courtesy of Steve Woodcock

Miners Arms
Miners Arms

Photo credit: Jon Allcard

Miners Arms
Miners Arms

Photograph from whatpub.com

Coke burning
Coke burning

At Holly Bush (Hollin Busk) colliery

The Wragg field, early 1950s
The Wragg field, early 1950s

This photo shows the end cottage of the row attached to the pub. Photograph courtesy of Sylvia Prince

Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms 1969

Stills taken from an old cine film by Vixen Films showing the demolition of the Broomfield Cottages which adjoined the Miners Arms.

Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms 1969

There were about ten dwellings, some of which were back-to-backs.

Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms 1969
Miners Arms
Miners Arms

An old photograph looking down at the Miners Arms (highlighted). It stands on the crossroads of Bracken Moor Lane and Broomfield Lane. The works of Thomas Brooke with its chimney can be seen further down from the pub.

1893 OS map
1893 OS map

1893 Ordnance Survey map (25” map), showing the Miners Arms and the attached cottages. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.