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Report - Clipstone Colliery - Notts - Feb 2013

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Camera Shy, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Camera Shy

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    Finally got round to visiting Clipstone before it gets demo'd or not.

    It's in a bit of a state but still an enjoyable wander, it was blowing a gale and fkin freezing up top though..... Anyway, you've seen it a gazillion times but here's my take on it.

    Visited with Host and a non member.


    Clipstone Colliery was opened in 1922 by the Bolsover Colliery Company. It was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophardâ€￾, as it is known locally.

    In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m).

    The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. The headstocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world. They are Grade II Listed structures and can be seen all over the district.



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    Cheers for looking :thumb
     

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