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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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pitheadpit‧head /ˈpɪt-hed/ noun [countable] British English  TIthe entrance to a coal mine and the buildings around it
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pitheadUnder the 1911 Coal Mines Act, pithead baths had to be provided if two-thirds of the miners voted for them.The original colliery buildings, including the winding engine-house, the blacksmiths' shop and pithead baths.Only a third of collieries had pithead baths before nationalisation.Whilst cleaning the pithead baths at the Stillingfleet Colliery Tony was asked to wash the back of a bathing miner.The story of the pithead baths bears him out.Her home overlooks the pithead and the haunting winding gear of a colliery where an explosion once killed over thirty miners.
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