Abandoned headstock of the immense coal mine Zeche Holland. The mine once boasted no less than six pits. The first pit opened in 1856 and closed approximately one century later, in 1963. The last active pit was closed in 1988. Except for this abandoned headstock, all other buildings have been torn down or redeveloped. The unique double Malakow tower of pit I & II was turned into housing whilst other machine rooms were reconverted into offices.
Small coal mine dating back to 1907. In 1909 both pits became fully operational. The short history of the coal mine, which shut down in 1925, was a tumultuous one, maimed by two mine explosions leading to the death of six miners. The first explosion took place in 1911 and the second one only one year later, in 1912. Today, only one headstock and the reconverted machine room (which is used for art exhibits) still stand.
The only remaining headstock of the coal mine Zeche Carl Funke. Although the surrounding buildings have been torn down, this headstock stands strong in the midst of a recreational forest. The origin of the Carl Funke mine dates back to as early as the 1800’s and closed its doors in 1973.
The permit for the pits around FT was already granted around 1770. Around 1890, when the company became the official ‘Société Anonyme du Charbonnage de FT’, several pits were exploited. In 1920, a big accident occurred in one of the pits, causing 12 deaths. The mine already stopped producing in the mid-1930’s.
Two remaining headstocks of shaft n° 5 of the ‘Charbonnages de Marcinelle-Nord’, that later became shaft n° 25 of the ‘Charbonnages de Monceau-Fontaine’, also known as ‘Péchon’. The coal mine was found in 1910 and reached 1.220 meters. After many accidents and even deaths, the mine closed on the 31st of March 1975.