The theme for this weeks The Gallery is 'old'. Now I don't have any old pictures of me to hand, so I couldn't use one of those. And let's face it, I'm only 23 so it doesn't really count as old.
However this does:
This is a picture of Bestwood colliery, not far from where I live. Now before I saw this, I had no idea what a colliery was, or what a winding house was, but I soon found out it was used to lift coal out from the mines.
This particular winding machine was installed and operational in 1876.
The engine house finally closed and the area was turned into a country park. This particular machine is the sole surviving example of a twin cylinder vertical winding engine.
And if you found any of that boring - which I did, quite frankly - just check out my Instagram skills of a contraption that's over 140 years old.
Pop on over to Tara at Stickfingers to check out more of this weeks The Gallery