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Report - Pleasley Colliery - Pleasley - February 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Derphouse, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Derphouse

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    Bit of a little permission visit this one, but thought i'd chuck up my photos, as everyone likes a bit of old mining industry.....

    Visited with a non member friend of mine, who is wanting to get a bit into le derp, we swung by here after being mildly thwarted at clipstone accross the valley.....

    Pleasley colliery is located just outside Pleasley Village, Notts, just on the Notts/Derpyshire border. The colliery is currently undergoing restoration. It closed for coal production in 1983, and sat derelict until a volunteer group stepped in and offered to restore it so it could become a mining heritage site. A most pleasant bunch of chaps who were more than happy to show us round, explain what they were upto, and let us climba bout and take pictures. They have been working on it for the last 16 years! They have restored one headstock and winding gear, which they can now run for demonstrations and are now restoring the other.


    The restored side

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    They were a very knowledgable bunch of chaps and i wish i had retained half the information i got told to write my own history, but i shall borrow a little bit from their site and then show you a few pict00rz instead.....

    History

    Pleasley Colliery was sunk in 1870's. Prior to nationalisation in 1946 it was owned by the Stanton Iron works Company,which had leased the mineral rights in 1872 from the father of Florence Nightingale, who was the Lord Manor of Plealey at the time. Upon closure it escaped demolition, retaining its Headstocks, engine houses, and steam winders, One of which was manufactured by Markham and co in 1922, and one by Lilleshall Coltd in 1904 (this is the restored one)

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    The restored winder

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    The Markham Winder that is currently being restored


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    All in all a nice little trip out if your in the area and there is someone about to let you in!!​
     

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