We have looked at some of the 'new' photographs, but wanted to take another look at the one of Poppet heads at Thames.
The Record description includes: Record id, 1596-362A, Title Poppet heads, Thames, Photographer unknown. Decades: 1910-1929, a lantern slide. Attribution: Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 1596-362A; No known copyright restrictions.
ABOVE: THEN - Poppet heads, Thames c1910
BELOW: NOW - Northern end of Pollen Street by the Williamson Street intersect. The 'old' Imperal Mine site left and the Saxon Mine in the distance at the intersect of Pollen & Albert Streets.
Poppet Head - The Bella Street Pumphouse have a plan to build a poppet head. The definition of a Poppet head is: the framework above a mining shaft that supports the winding mechanism.
What a different time, with structures such as these dotted around the old mining town.