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Report - Snibston Colliery Headstock Climb, Leics - Dec '11

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Raptor Jesus, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Raptor Jesus

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    Eyup ducks!

    Snibston Colliery was founded by George Stephenson (the George Stephenson) during the period he and his son Robert were working on the construction of the Leicester to Swannington Railway. They sank the first shaft in 1831, making it considerably old at its closure in 1983.

    Nationalised in 1947, Snibston underwent significant technological improvements and closed despite record-breaking output. The museum that currently occupies the site opened to the public in 1992.

    More history here:


    This had been on mine and Thomps' list for quite a while as it's only a short hop down the road from us. We're both of us rather into our coal, so it seemed rude not to at least have a shot! Piling into the auto once more, we went to see what we could see.

    There are two 'stocks on site; one of them rather unusual. Luck of the draw, Thomps got to do this one first, and I went for the more conventional design:


    Getting a little closer:


    And here's the nazi gold:



    Back down for a breather before we swapped 'stocks; amusingly we could see each other the entire time.


    Awful shot:


    Nazi gold:




    Time to go!


    A reyt good evening was had. Was nice to have a proper look at the only remaining chisit pit, and to conquer the 9th and 10th headstock climbs! Thanks to Thomps for an entertaining evening :thumb

    Belt Job.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    #1 Raptor Jesus, Dec 23, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2011

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