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darkmole

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Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
Posted: 30/06/2013 18:30:02
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This years open weekend at Pleasley Pit will be on the 7th and
8th of September, admission is free and weather permitting
there will be a flyover on the Saturday.
Anyone who has not been, its well worth a visit just to see
the vast amount of work that has been done so far.
Take a camera, as there are lots of things to look at including
the Markham and Lilleshall winders, ok not steaming yet but
the Lilleshall turns over on electric and when the pistons get
back the Markham is well on the way to completion.
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ICLOK

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Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
Posted: 01/07/2013 23:32:03
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Been recently and this place is a must do!!! Thumbs Up

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Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
Posted: 01/07/2013 23:44:11
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I thought it was open most weekends? IP: 81.152.94.130
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Posted: 02/07/2013 00:12:05
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Open everyday I think now 10 til 1400...

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Posted: 02/07/2013 10:57:06
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Does a lot more go on during open days then? IP: 212.219.240.75
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Posted: 03/07/2013 18:27:09
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While Pleasley is open most days between 10.30 and 16.00
the September open week is a bit more special with lots going
on and a flyover by the Lancaster or Dakota weather permitting.
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Pleasley Pit Open Weekend
Posted: 04/07/2013 07:59:10
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Just caught up, thought it was 1400 and on open days don't they have additional memorabilia on display etc

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Posted: 04/07/2013 18:36:14
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They are in the process of taking on more staff and volunteers
to man the site,Sundays and thursdays are the best if you want to speak to the guys who worked down there.
The open day is a the one weekend in the year to showcase
the site not just the pit but the country park maintained by
locals, its also a big fundraiser to keep the work going on the
site.
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Posted: 04/07/2013 19:58:54
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With apologies to Iclok the opening times at the moment are
10.00 to 14.00 the thing I wanted to get over is that the
open day is more like a miners gala and just being there helps raise surport and hopefully some more money.
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Posted: 04/07/2013 20:43:57
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Aha .... that was the word I was looking for "Gala" ..... Well said Mr darkmole Laugh

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