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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.
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 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
02. The big K, reception area
03. Inspection chairs in the Medical room
04. Locker room area
05. Whats left of the shower room
06. Walkways to & from the shafts
07. Entrance to the Shafts
08. Canteen area
09. Control room in a winding tower
Thanks for looking