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    I took a bike ride to Clipstone so here are the photos as promised.

    The rail sidings have long gone, nothing much remains
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    Work in progress
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    I was told the head stocks will remain by the workers, although the Clipstone Labour Party are trying to get them removed.
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    Jesus christ, they've been working overtime to get rid of all those buildings. bloody hell, the last time i drove past there some of the buildings at the front were still there. and behind, there was loads still left.

    That's not looking good at all now. Worried they might accidently get too close to the headstocks so they have to be demolished.

    Cheers for the pics mate, it looks very depressing there now. :'(

    :( Sal

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    Its not too far away from what I saw on my last visit in November, I'm glad that more people are taking an interest in one of the most interesting industrial sites around in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaperman View Post
    Its not too far away from what I saw on my last visit in November, I'm glad that more people are taking an interest in one of the most interesting industrial sites around in the UK.
    Its very different from what it was like in November. Only two and a half buildings are left. One is the main headstock complex, the small building to the south east of the head stock. The long building at the front is half gone. The rest are history. In November most of the buildings were standing

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    Jesus christ, they've been working overtime to get rid of all those buildings. bloody hell, the last time i drove past there some of the buildings at the front were still there. and behind, there was loads still left.

    That's not looking good at all now. Worried they might accidently get too close to the headstocks so they have to be demolished.

    Cheers for the pics mate, it looks very depressing there now. :'(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neosea View Post
    Its very different from what it was like in November. Only two and a half buildings are left. One is the main headstock complex, the small building to the south east of the head stock. The long building at the front is half gone. The rest are history. In November most of the buildings were standing

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    I think quite a few were gone then, All the stuff by the road was flat the old lamp room, stores etc, the Victorian bits. They'd just started on coal prep.

    I think its a same that they've lost the ancillary buildings as the contributed to the context of the headstock's, ventilation house and headstock's. Even the loss of the perimeter wall reduces the aesthetics of the site. It seems like a concerted attempt to make the listed structures seem isolated from historical context. No doubt as part of a renewed attempt to de-list and demolish.

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    It seems like the villagers and council of Clipstone are hell bent on getting rid of the colliery and everything that goes with it. They seem to have forgotten that the only reason the village of Clipstone exists is because of the colliery and that brought wealth into a poor area.
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    Thats exactly what i wrote in the chad letter months ago, when that damm councillor Ms Soar was adamant they were going to get the headstocks de-listed. bloody woman.

    As it looks on your pics now, that could easily be incorporated into the vicar water country park behind. thats another thing i kept going on about. its perfect to be joined up with the country park.

    I notice she never replied back to the letter when i kept on saying that clipstone wouldn't be there if the colliery hadn't been sunk, and village's name when it was first built was New Clipstone. She never replied to that either. grrrrrrrr!!!!

    Sorry, rant over - again :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by smileysal View Post
    As it looks on your pics now, that could easily be incorporated into the vicar water country park behind. thats another thing i kept going on about. its perfect to be joined up with the country park.

    Sorry, rant over - again :(
    It would be good to extend Vicar Water to include the site. They could even turn the Headstocks into a mining museum, but they seem to be rather pig headed.

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    That's very sad. :(
    It's obviously NEW Labour trying to get rid of the headstocks...:icon_evil
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