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    I've seen this place many times and really wanted a look and and so glad i eventually got to see it first hand and just loved every minute i was here. So much to see and just couldn't get enough of it. At first all was good, climbed a few bits and then i noticed the secca and dogs so had to keep a low profile, I carried on for a while and then i somehow trod or kicked something and made a bit of noise to say the least, that got the dogs barking. Sat it out for a while and left, only to find the my entry point was sealed, So had to deal with the anti climb paint and the razor wire. A few minutes later and all was good, bumped into secca on way back to car, had a quick chat and off i went. He turned out to be a nice bloke.


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    This was originally a coal mine with two shafts called Mildred and Margaret between 1914 up to 1948,when the NCB (National Coal Board) was formed.Between 1952 and 1960,there was a huge cash injection which saw the developement of the Coke workings. By the turn of the 1970`s, the Coke plant employed some 1580 workers alone and was producing 515,000 tonnes of Coke per year. It did this up to 1986 when the Works was bought by CPL Industries,who ceased the coal mining part of the site on 28th November 1986. At this time, a brochure stated that there was potentially 9 million tonnes of coal reserves still underground. Coke production continued up to 2002, when a decision was made to stop production due lack of re investment for new technologies.

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    Thanks for looking;)

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    Wow, very nice indeed jsp, definitely worth it :)

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    Very nice jsp.always fancied this one
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    I liked the shot of the lockers, Proper Job jsp, Thanks
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    What a cracking set of images jsp!

    I really love that low angle reflection shot with the pipework:D, plus that yellow half a door love it! Was that the natural light in the last bog shot...brilliant!

    Looks like you managed a really good look around this site:D

    Its been on my list for sometime, I hope I'm as lucky as you with sec lol
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    never been but always wanted too, other sites seem to catch my interest, but you've done a brilliant job with this place :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Wow, very nice indeed jsp, definitely worth it :)
    thanks Rubex, may have to have another trip at some point as i missed a fair bit;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Very nice jsp.always fancied this one
    Cheers Mikey, i'd have thought you would have been already. I never realised just how much there is, best take a pack lunch for this one and some sausages for the dogs.


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    I liked the shot of the lockers, Proper Job jsp, Thanks
    Thanks Smiler;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettyvacant71 View Post
    What a cracking set of images jsp!

    I really love that low angle reflection shot with the pipework:D, plus that yellow half a door love it! Was that the natural light in the last bog shot...brilliant!

    Looks like you managed a really good look around this site:D

    Its been on my list for sometime, I hope I'm as lucky as you with sec lol
    Cheers prettyvacant, was a great morning out, just a shame i never got to see more of it. Yes the bog shot was with natural light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mockingbird View Post
    never been but always wanted too, other sites seem to catch my interest, but you've done a brilliant job with this place :)
    Cheers Mockingbird, thats always the way when some other site catch your eye as can't be everywhere.

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