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The Dubbie

By widtink
The Frances Colliery or the Dubbie was situated on the Dubbie Braes a popular Victorian tourist destination (AYE) the pit workings obliterated the braes but I suppose that's industry for you. At its peak the Dubbie employed over 1000 people but Thatcher and the Tories all but destroyed it. The final straw was a fire way down below and that ended mining in this area.

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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
5 Apr 2013 10:17PM
Looks great against the sky, good work in mono.

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ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
5 Apr 2013 11:16PM
Another fine shot Rod and a gid use o the silver efexs. Surprised this much still exist o the Dubbie. Yae missed the other reason fur the name Dubbie - the miners working up tae their arm pits in water with the seams under the forth.

The fire yea mentioned was the same fire that saw the end o the michael pit n East Weymss in '68. Thats the price o having joinin tunnels!!

Erik Grin
This a great piec of work, we may not how big a dubbie is but we know the size of barbed wire so we get the scale. Love hard steel against soft clouds. Regards, Si.
johnke 5 223 15
6 Apr 2013 5:19AM
Not a pretty sight in any landscape and the mono you have used just portrays that so very well Rod, super image...John
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
6 Apr 2013 6:28AM
Very well seen and captured image Rod !!
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2013 7:53AM

Quote:Not a pretty sight in any landscape and the mono you have used just portrays that so very well Rod, super image...John

Hey John I know most people might not think a pit head is pretty sight but the beauty of it was that it gave over a thousand men a good living for a very long time. As with everything its the balance between the practical and the theoretical. The mining industry collapsing in Fife definitely made Fife a less "beautiful place" in my opinion.

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2013 8:44AM
Really Eric surely no ! The same fire burned fur 20 years !! That disnae seem right tae me my man GrinGrin

widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
6 Apr 2013 8:45AM
The pit head was left/restored as a finger up tae the tories methinks GrinGrinGrin

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2013 9:04AM
It makes a great mono.

ErictheViking 5 124 102 Scotland
6 Apr 2013 9:09AM
Pit Heed alway looked like twa fingers tae me Rod

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
6 Apr 2013 10:30AM
has the feel that the vegetation is overwhelming the pithead - great pov SmileSmile
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2013 12:29PM
A great mono Rod,SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

6 Apr 2013 5:04PM
gid yin Rod one of your best IMHO

7 Apr 2013 1:52PM
Great industrial shot like the pov here works very well in my book........

A real nice shot.

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