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  1. Webbs0710

    Report - Daw Mill Colliery (remains of), Coventry, Mar 23

    Daw Mill Colliery... A barren wasteland nestled between an active railway, and a minor road. To those who don't know, all that remains are foundations, a ruined house and abandoned railway sidings, to those that like to squeeze through tiny holes, there's a few hidden gems remaining beneath the...
  2. Webbs0710

    Report - Tower Colliery, Hirwuan, Dec 22 - Sep 23

    This has been in the works for a while, as Rhigos Mountain absolutely hates me, and has scuppered my plans to climb/drone the Headframe four times. But I persevered and managed to do everything except the Pit Head Baths, as that remains well sealed, and drone shots STILL. It has of course been...
  3. Webbs0710

    Report - Deep Mine Headstocks, Part 4, Northern England, Various Locations, 2022-23

    So here it is, the final report* on the remaining Headstocks in the UK! *I'll probably have missed something else, so there may be more in future šŸ¤” Part 1 - Here Part 2 - Here Part 3 - Here I'm aware of another three that are underground; Bwlch Glas which I mentioned in Part 1 The Sir Francis...
  4. Webbs0710

    Report - Deep Mine Headstocks, Part 2, Wales & Cornwall, Various Locations, 2022-23

    Here's part two of the remaining headframes in the country. Other than Chatterley Whitfield, the South Wales Coalfield definitely has the best remaining colliery infrastructure I would say. The amount left in Cornwall was rather surprising, made for a decent day out though! Be a while until part...
  5. Webbs0710

    Report - Stillingfleet Colliery, Selby Coalfield, Dec 22

    Explored as part of my Urbex trip in December. Love an old colliery, although I do prefer the architecture of old school collieries, rather than the modern functional designs of newer sites like this. I always find it intriguing how these places undergo demolition which just stops halfway...
  6. Webbs0710

    Report - Penallta Colliery, Hengoed, South Wales, March/April 2022

    Haven't seen this posted in a little while, and Penallta is definitely one of the favourite colliery explores I have done, so why not! Not sure how much longer it'll remain though, 2 of the smaller buildings have already been converted into housing, and I believe similar is planned for the...
  7. Webbs0710

    Report - Cwm Coke, Beddau, South Wales, March/August 2022

    Repost Photo Heavy This has been done to death on here, so I'll keep the history brief. Was very surprised how much is still remaining here considering how far the demolition work has progressed, still an amazing site for a mooch :thumb The history - A colliery was first opened in Beddau in...
  8. RustyJohn

    Report - The Coal Valley (Power plant, mines & more) - Spain (January 2022)

    PART 1: Intro & Power Plant Me and my exploring partner were thinking something along the lines of ''Shit man, if we wanna see some epic places we're gonna have to travel to France or Belgium or something...'' but as the saying goes: as above so below! It seems that Catalonia had its own little...
  9. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Zeche N4 - Germany - Mar, 2021.

    History: After the second world war the reconstruction of Europe had started. What laid central to this reconstruction was the hunger for energy. Coal was the most commonly available and cheap resource which could be used for the rebuilding of heavy industry in West-Germany. This demand caused...
  10. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Zeche N1/2 - Germany - March, 2021.

    History: The history of this coal mine started all the way back in the beginning of the 1900s. At the time the West-Germany truly started to industrialize. What powered this rapid industry was for the majority coal. This caused the creation of many new coal mines. During the years the mine grew...
  11. ForgottenBuildings

    Report - Coal mining school. - Germany - March, 2021.

    History: The German Ruhr valley is widely known for its heavy industry like steel and manufacturing. What laid central in this industry was the availability of coal stored deep underground. Coal mining became a common practice since the beginning of the 1800s, which kickstarted the German...
  12. Llama

    Report - Ferrybridge C Power Station, West Yorkshire - February 2020

    Explored with @slayaaaa, @Terminal Decline and @xplorer.x History: Ferrybridge Power Station in West Yorkshire was commissioned by the Central Electricity Generating Board and was built between 1962 and 1968. The ā€˜Cā€™ Station was the third power station to be built at Ferrybridge. In addition to...
  13. NottinghamUrbexNewbie

    Report - Firbeck Colliery- May 2019

    The constuction of Firbeck Colliery began in 1923 by the Firbeck Main Colliery Company Ltd with the sinking of the two shafts, mining began in 1925 on the Barnsley Bed Seam, this seam would end up been the only one worked by Firbeck in it's rather short career. In 1934 the Firbeck Pit Head...
  14. UrbanNoodle

    Report - Thorsby Colliery - April 2016

    Thorsby Colliery, A little delay but here we are, Slight wikipedia copyright but I'll credit below Thoresby colliery opened in 1925, The first two shafts in 1925 were sunk to 690 metres (2,260 ft). The shafts were deepended by 109 metres (358 ft) in the 1950s. After privatization of the...