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Report - Draycott Cross Colliery

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. dweeb

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    Fantastic former colliery, which originated as a railway arch. The Railway sold the tunnel off and the colliery sunk various shafts off the side. This visit was rwally more about finding the colliery and checking it out more than real exploration, and we will return with overalls and helmets to do the actual shafts. Really good to see coal tubs still in place... a really special and untouched site! I was very proud of my mrs with the difficult access... she was so much more graceful than Raddog!!

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    Re: Draycott Cross Colliery REPORT

    This is one place that needs a re-visit, being an ex coal mine you can imagine how filthy it is down there...

    Lots of stuff in situ makes it an atmospheric place. Wierd how there is a pile of sand almost to the roof???

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    I visited this site yesterday (Friday 17th June 2016) I could safely say that it has been permanently sealed with concrete now. The only way in would be with TNT or a Jackhammer! [​IMG]
     
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    Holy crap, they properly went to town on it this time. It's been open and closed for years.
     
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    Ah shit - That looked proper mining galore aswell. Right, jackhammer it is then :)
     
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    Wonder if the emergency escape is still open? We never did climb to the very top to find out where it comes out to!
     
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    I was the same Dweeb, never did get to the top of that shaft, you could feel the draft coming down, been meaning to go back to get right the way up.
    Proper gutted to see it sealed like that, not only for the access point of view but seeing the awesome brick work of the tunnel being covered up a real shame.
     
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