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    Disappointing start to the day when my alarm didn't go off and i slept in, meaning we didn't have the cover of darkness to swan across but the colliery sure made up for it... bit of history from various sites

    The new village of Clipstone, was built on the site of Clipstone Army Camp in 1926 by the Bolsover Mining Company. It was built as a model village with the latest housing and facilities to provide accommodation and recreation for the mines workers.

    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 but finally closed in April 2003.

    The 1950s headgear and winder house were listed in 2000 as an "early example of the 'Koepe' system". Whilst they are not the first built, it seems that they are the earliest in situ example left in the UK. The head stocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world and can be seen from all over the county.



















































    Last edited by Lolz101; 27th Jan 11 at 22:38.

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    Fantastic site, fantastic pics! good stuff Lolz
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    Love it. Fantastic report. I might have to take a wonder over there myself :)
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    Thats a great report, the place looks extremely interesting. Hats off to those guys that worked in such grimey conditions.
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    Yeah i know. Fair paly to them i saw a wage slip in there dated 23/09/99 he worked 40hrs and got 215 for it - not a great wage for the work really. not sure what works will still going on at that time?

    Cheers for the positve comments!!!

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    Cool 80's stereo !

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    Excellent pics, Lolz. I never tire of seeing this site, but I've never seen the window shutters before. Good stuff. :)
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