Blisworth Mines were busy right up to their closure. The engines got gradually more and more grubby, but it was a last piece of SMJ action in our area.The mines were operated by Richard Thomas and Baldwins, which became part of British Steel in 1967, Blisworth closed in September 1967 but was worth visiting right up to the end. The end of Blisworth Mines led to the closure of the last part of the SMJ east of Fenny Compton on September 30 1967.Despite visiting it many times, and always getting a warm welcome, I did not take enough pictures - although for safety reasons they were not keen on my visiting the quarry area.(I was 19 at the time).
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