The Miners Arms
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The Miners Arms, Bracken Moor. Click on a photo to enlarge it and for more information.
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.
Charles Herbert Moorhouse, who became landlord in 1899 and his wife Hannah Platts with their adopted daughter Lucy Podoski. Photo courtesy of Steve Woodcock
Photo credit: Jon Allcard
Photograph from whatpub.com
At Holly Bush (Hollin Busk) colliery
This photo shows the end cottage of the row attached to the pub. Photograph courtesy of Sylvia Prince
Stills taken from an old cine film by Vixen Films showing the demolition of the Broomfield Cottages which adjoined the Miners Arms.
There were about ten dwellings, some of which were back-to-backs.
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 Ordnance Survey map (25” map), showing the Miners Arms and the attached cottages. Reproduced with permission of the National Library of Scotland.