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    Clipstone Colliery was opened in 1922 by the Bolsover Colliery Company. It was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophard”, as it is known locally.

    In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to over 1000 yards (920 m) to exploit other seams. The colliery was closed by British Coal as the National Coal Board had become, in 1993 and reopened by RJB Mining (now UK Coal) in April 1994, the licence to dig for coal being limited to the Yard seam which is located at a depth of 957 yards (870 m).

    The colliery was finally closed in April 2003. The headstocks of the colliery are regarded as the tallest in Europe and the third tallest in the world. They are Grade II Listed structures and can be seen all over the district. They are expensive to keep in good repair and there have been a number of appeals, as yet to no avail, to demolish them.









































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    Bostin report that is! Great layout and photos...
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    Nice work, no doubt the owners want to demolish the headstocks due to the cost of keeping the, but I think they are worth keeping, a reminder to our heritage.:)
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    Cracking report that mate, and some fabulous photography too :)

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    I like this a lot . Nice on Wakey
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    Awesome shots as always dude!!!! Cheers for posting these up! :-)
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    Amazing pictures the lighting from the windows is amazing well done :).
    Looking beyond the pictures. :p


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    amazing report there dude, some awesome ass phototings

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    Brilliant photos ! Thank you.

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    awsome report mate and awsome pics and pic lay out

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