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A view of the tunnels the lower one, carried Brain's tramway the higher one was a railway line. Today Hale and Co's yard occupies this space with the tunnels filled in. From trains timber used to come in for the yard. Oakview my late grandfathers house, built by James Baldwin, Gertrude's, (John Hale's wife) father who managed the East Slad Pit is to the left. My late grandfather Jim Hale took over the business when his father, Fred Hale died in 1953.
(Photo supplied by Sam Hale)