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sealcliff

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Clipstone Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 15/08/2009 19:31:52
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Flowers can anyone help me i have recently found out my grandad worked at clipstone colliery in 1928-1931 and lived at colliery cottages and church road i would love to be able to have a photograph of where they lived and maybe any photos of the pit in those days please can anyone tell me where i could find out if any exist IP: 86.141.141.145
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Clipstone Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 15/08/2009 19:57:11
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Could make a start here.[web link]

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Clipstone Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 15/08/2009 20:11:15
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I remember working on a tunnel job in Mansfield at the time of the closure. I was only there a couple of weeks, doing some 'agency' surveying until the site staff came available from other projects, but I remember the steady flow of miners looking for work at the gates, and being turned away because their skills weren't relevant.

another story at the time was of a fatal accident in the last weeks of working caused ( I believe ) by over-cutting of pillars
and failure of the roof-bolting which was the main support remaining
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Clipstone Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 15/08/2009 20:27:03
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Sealcliff,
You got any actual addresses there and if passing I will drop by.. am trying a friend in Mansfield to see if he has any older images...



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Posted: 16/08/2009 13:28:31
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thanks iclock they lived at 27 colliery bungalows 1929/30 then moved to 77 church road which is where my dad was born
they then moved back to nottingham but we cannot find out why are there any books or websites i could go to to see the pit as it was and where the houses would have been x
IP: 86.141.141.145 Edited: 16/08/2009 13:30:24 by sealcliff
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Clipstone Colliery Coal Mine
Posted: 22/08/2009 21:45:08
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Hi everyone I'm new so hi. I fairly recently visited clipstone here is a link to my photos that I will upload onto here at some point.
(there are a couple of annesley in there aswell)

http://s76.photobucket.com/albums/j5/bens13/Clipstone%20and%20Annesley%20collieries%2019th%20April%2009/
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