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    Arrow Clipstone Colliery Including Headstock Climb


    Hello folks!
    Me and LIO112 headed up to Clipstone Colliery today after Belper Thorntons factory (report later) and were gobsmacked, it is an awesome place, a cathedral of industry, miraculously not too trashed either. It was one of the last collieries to close, here is the history, from here

    In 1922 the shafts of Clipstone Colliery were sunk to exploit the Top Hard seam. In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to their current 920m depth to provide access to other seams.

    After being closed by British Coal in 1993, the colliery was reopened under the control of RJB Mining in April 1994.
    Winding House and Headstocks


    One of the Headstocks


    Winding Wheel


    Mission Command


    Looking Down Towards Winder 2


    The Motors




    Visitor Book


    More Motors


    Winding House Aerial View


    The Target


    Between The Wheels


    Around 150ft Up


    Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by james.s; 6th Jul 09 at 08:30. Reason: PICTURES FIXED

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    Absolutley brilliant! well done man, looks really cool

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    Nice. Headstocks weren't doable last time I went.

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    Thanks, the view sure is nice from up there

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    Wow it looks awesome, nice one.

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    Thanks, it really is good, we went on a Sunday, there are builders there every other day I think.
    There was a wall with other Urbexer's names on it, I recognised quite a lot :)

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    Superb photos, James. Love the b&w and between the wheels, especially.
    Good stuff! :)
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    Thanks :)
    I have a newfound love of Collieries, it's a shame that these are the only two I know of the UK.

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    Brilliant stuff James, love the pics. Never done headstocks before but certainly would like to one day!

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    Thanks :) I'd love to get to the top of the gantry crane at the very top, I only got to the top of the wheel when I went, so I may have togo back at night or something ;)

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