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    Default Clipstone Colliery, Annesley Colliery and Headstocks - August '09.


    After visiting Chaddesden Culvert, we were trying to decide where to go next. I wanted to go somewhere else I'd never been before so we headed out to Clipstone Colliery.

    I sort of knew what to expect due to seeing various reports on this site, but nothing could prepare me for seeing how tall the headstocks were in real life! It made me giddy just looking up at them



    Anyways, on with the photo's...

    The first view I got of Clipstone Colliery was this one.


    Inside the colliery, you could still see the tracks that were for narrow-gauge trains to take the coal and soil out to be sorted.


    I also saw the perfect opportunity to get a photo of all of us on the stairs...


    Inside another building, I came across this strange contraption, that I'm told was the winding wheel for the headstocks.


    Random photo's that didn't seem to fit anywhere...



    ...saving the best photo I got of Clipstone Colliery Headstocks for last...


    Then we moved onto Annesley Colliery and Headstocks.

    My first experience of climbing Headstocks and it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be, I was also pleasantly suprised at the view even though it was dark!



    After navigating our way off the Headstock, we explored the other parts.

    Random timer thing.


    Old signage.


    Small hole into the mine itself, which would be very far down and probably also very flooded.


    After that, we set off back to Derby in hope to take photo's of bright fairground lights etc but they'd already closed, so we went our own ways.

    Thanks for reading :)

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    I'll put some of mine on in the morning. May I also mention that there were some people we bumped into in Clipstone who were loudly gas-axeing something under the winder in jimba's photo. It all seems mighty odd to me...

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    As promised; Pictures.

    Base of the Headstock


    N.C.B Donkey jacket


    1,900HP winding Motor. Pikies just off shot holding a gas axe. Seriously.


    Light-Painted Annesley Headstock

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    this place reminded me of my need to get more used to heights...
    Jimba's Roadie
    Would like to find 18th century stuff. Anyone know of anything?

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    where abouts is this place then can ya pm me the postcode or something cheers

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    Hiya

    Have a look at the website below as it offers a lot of good info and history about the Colliery and even offers a grid ref for it's location.

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...ry/index.shtml

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    Welcome to the site Cookiemonster!
    I hope you have fun here, you need to explore Clipstone and Annesley now by the way ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by killergibbo View Post
    where abouts is this place then can ya pm me the postcode or something cheers
    Mate, just go to Google, then Maps, types in Clipstone COlliery, and the place will come up. It's pretty easy really.
    GOOGLE is your friend :)

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    I spoon-fed it him via PM :)

    Hope it helps ;)

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    Random timer thing.



    Its not a timer, its a pressure gauge.
    Duct Tape, keeping bitches quiet for over 40 years.

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