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Report - Kellingley Colliery, Yorkshire - Nov 2016

GK_WAX

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1

History:
Kellingley colliery was a deep coal mine owned and operated by ukcoal.
The colliery began production in April 1965. During planning and building the surface infrastructure for the new colliery, employment of 3,000 mineworkers was expected at completion. Because of updated methods and machinery, only about 2,000 men were employed there at any one time. Many of the miners relocated from Scotland to work at the colliery, having lost their jobs at Scottish pits that closed in the 1960s. In March 2004, the pit received £7.2 million from the Coal Investment Aid Scheme.

The Colliery closed on 18 December 2015, marking the end of deep mining in the United Kingdom. UK Coal had first proposed its extension by three years, alongside a similar extension to the life of Thoresby colliery in nottinghamshire, which closed in July 2015, but business minister matthew hanock argued that the £338m said to be required for this plan "does not represent value for money".

With closing Kellingley, the company laid off 450 miners.

The Visit:
Early morning start meeting @Lavino , @Dangle_Angle & @ACID- REFLUX. Entering the site was a piece of cake it was keeping out of seccas view from the winding towers that was the tricky :D all in all it was a relaxed explore covering the majority of the place and spending roughly 3-4 hours here which only seemed like 30 minutes.

01. One of the two winding towers

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02. The big K, reception area

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03. Inspection chairs in the Medical room

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04. Locker room area

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05. Whats left of the shower room

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06. Walkways to & from the shafts

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07. Entrance to the Shafts

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08. Canteen area

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09. Control room in a winding tower

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Thanks for looking
GK WAX






 

Scho264

The Scho
28DL Full Member
#2
Great report and pics but how did you get in as it did not shut down till December 2016 ? Risky business !

Totally gone now , been flying my drone over the last 3 weeks and crazy it's all gone within three weeks minus the two square towers
 

The Amateur Wanderer

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#5
Nice report one of my favourite spots for sure!

Great report and pics but how did you get in as it did not shut down till December 2016 ? Risky business !

Totally gone now , been flying my drone over the last 3 weeks and crazy it's all gone within three weeks minus the two square towers
lol, that is all
 

Choo Choo m8ty

Mr Reality Hacker
Regular User
#7
Nice that gk m8ty. Some good pics you grabbed there... thx for report
 

Raz

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#9
Great report and pics but how did you get in as it did not shut down till December 2016 ? Risky business !

Totally gone now , been flying my drone over the last 3 weeks and crazy it's all gone within three weeks minus the two square towers
Was still some of the coal prep,bath house and most of the workshops last week?
 

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