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    This is a permission visit (apart from the last photo which may or may not have been taken from the top of somthing very high with a big wheel on it after everyone had gone home lol).

    I have been up here a few times and its always locked up with no one about but a friend told be the chaps who are working to restore the place meet up there on a Thursday morning to do some work. Popped along this morning and they were more than happy to let me wonder around unhindrered and do my thing.

    Cracking site and after seeing the state of Clipstone last month which has fallen victim to chavs, metal thieves and vandals I have nothing but admiration for the work these guys are doing... thhis is the Clipstone report https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main...ight=clipstone

    I was not going to do a report for Pleasley but though there may be others who share my love of pit winding gear porn :D

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    It was sunk in the 1870s and produced coal until 1983. By some miracle it escaped complete demolition after closure and it still retains its headstocks, engine-houses and steam winders, one of which was installed in 1904 by Lilleshall Co. Ltd. and the other in 1922 by Markham & Co. Ltd.

    Pleasley Colliery is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is in the process of being developed into a mining heritage site. The engine-house roofs and the chimney have been renovated and now the winders have been restored by members of the Friends of Pleasley Pit preservation group.
























































    Its worth mentioning that they are using Security Sheep PLC to keep an eye on the place... a sub division of the crew I ran into at Willington Towers




    and finaly the view from on top of somthing high later in the afternoon once everyone had gone home :D Looking out towards the wind turbines at Mansfield.




    Cheers for looking.
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    Superb photos.

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    Stunning images!!

    Pleasley was the first ever explore I did close on 15+ years ago. I never managed to see inside the place but was still a worthwhile trip out. Perhaps one day I might get the chance to see inside. Thanks for sharing this set, I really enjoyed seeing them.

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    Preservation of local heritage and history is always going to be a massive winner in my eyes. Lovely to see this mate. Very nice indeed, and thanks for sharing it :)

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    are they collecting local colliery bricks? I've got a fair few NCB watnall ones kicking around

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    Thats another top report Shatners,hats off....
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    Cracking report & photos, thanks.
    Leave the chairs alone

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    Very nice pics! Great, interesting report :)
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    Lookin good!! Snow sets it off a treat...
    YOU AINT SEEN ME... RIGHT!!

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    Well, you never fail to deliver, cracking shots matey!
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    Don't expect a reply if you ask for access :arghh:

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