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Report - clipstone colliery after the pikey invasion



twisted fish

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okay okay need to get on the ladder so here it is, be nice now kids although pointers do help!

had a mooch over to clipstone on sunday on the way home, took a few walks round and some fiddly finger work to get in but we did

as for the history hears the obligatory Wikipedia cut because lets face it, i aint got a clue!

The colliery was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophardâ€￾, as it known locally. In the 1950’s 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.

and my personal fave bit, the pics

from the outside
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power distrabution
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had to press it obvs
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epic old school radio!
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loads of little trinkets around, presuming there old oil samples
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note possible injuries, death? amputation!
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note no copper :wanker
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finally going up!
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cheers for sitting tight, was heaps more pics but aint gonna push my luck
 

twisted fish

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#2
as for the button i aint got a clue, all i know it luckily it did nothing when i pressed it :)

cheers kitty, maybe one day i too will be a junior member :)

we had to be persistent but found one loose slat that was undone (ish) we put it back after to future visits (y)

here's a few people shots
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