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    Default clipstone colliery feb 2013


    A very interesting place explored with sonyes, the mule, marlon, PROJ3CTM4YH3M, and travis top day in great company

    for the full set see http://www.petercostellophotography....stone-colliery

    Clipstone Colliery is a coal mine situated near the village of the same name on the edge of an area of Nottinghamshire known as “The Dukeries” because of the number of stately homes in the area. The colliery was owned by the Bolsover Colliery Company and passed to the National Coal Board in 1947.

    The colliery was sunk to exploit the Barnsley seam or “Tophard”, as it 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 2 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. But however the clipstone headstocks are nearly demolished now and no one knows what will happen in the future.

















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    Nice pictures :-)

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    I hope it doesn't get demolished, looks so grand. Great pics and report :)
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    Great pics bud, and liking the processing ;)

    You don't waste any time.......I've just finished editing the Mansfield pics, haven't even looked at my 'Clips' yet :)

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    One of my favorite local haunts....i dont think she will be there for that much longer from what the local press say...great shots,love the last one...
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    Boss set of shots there mate! Glad to see this one is getting a bit more of a hammering before the inevitable demo.

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    Ace photos.

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    Still need to get here, local ones always get over looked. Good pics mate

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