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Report - Wistow Colliery Selby N Yorks Sept 08



dave

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I know Cerebus has done this place and possibly someone else cant remember who else but i was inspired by Cerebus to have a look. On my first attempt earlier in the year when i got there there were white vans and blokes wandering all over the place so i aborted the explore managed to get back recently and had the place to myself it really is out in the sticks. The pit closed in 2004 i think and only had a short lifespan of about 20 odd years. There were lots of cctv cameras but i suspect not working as no one bothered me the time i was there. Anyway heres some pics i havnt checked out all the buildings as i was a little pushed for time.

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not quite sure what this was for possibly security or some sort of caretakers house.

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I came across these containers which were stuffed full of the company records paperwork etc there was a letter from Richard Budge himself congratulating the workforce on achieving record outputs.

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looks like a stores area

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The offices looked like they were still in use i was convinced the phones were going to ring or someone was about to walk through the door but no one did.

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overhead travelling crane

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Overall an interesting explore and thanks to Cerebus for finding it there are other deep mines within the Selby coalfield nearby which have also closed down so maybe worth a further look.
 

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