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Pleasley Colliery - southern aspect.

Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Pleasley colliery

A south-easterly view of Pleasley colliery from the restored spoil heap. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Pleasley North Shaft headframe

The North Shaft headframe at Pleasley Colliery. This was originally the downcast shaft where fresh air entered the mine, hence the headframe is an open lattice structure. The shaft is now filled and capped, with a concrete plinth on the top. It is rather incongruous to see folks sitting in garden chairs enjoying a cup of coffee where once this was a busy, noisy place with tubs full of coal being wound to the surface. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Pleasley North Shaft: north aspect

The North Shaft headframe at Pleasley Colliery. This was originally the downcast shaft where fresh air entered the mine, hence the headframe is an open lattice structure. The building houses the winding engine, fortunately still preserved and in the process of being carefully restored. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Westthorpe Colliery winding engine drum

The winding drum and other parts of the Westthorpe Colliery (near Sheffield) winding engine, recovered from scrap and stored in the stock yard at Pleasley Colliery. Now awaiting decisions and funding on how best to protect and restore the winding engine. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Recovered Westthorpe Colliery winding engine components

Component parts of the Westthorpe Colliery (near Sheffield) winding engine, recovered from scrap and stored in the stock yard at Pleasley Colliery. Now awaiting decisions and funding on how best to protect and restore the winding engine. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Pleasley Colliery No. 2 South Shaft signals

The code of shaft signals to be used when winding in shafts. This signboard is at Pleasley Colliery mining museum. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Capels and detaching hook

An exhibit of capels (the cone-shaped shackle-like objects) at Pleasley Colliery mining museum. The tall object to the rear is a cage capel used for attaching the winding rope to the chains linking to the top of the cage. Below the capel is a detaching hook mechanism which was designed to detach the winding rope from the cage in the event of an over-wind. This prevented the cage being drawn up through the top of the shaft and into the pulleys. A cage arrestor device (not shown here) then caught the detached cage and prevented it falling back down the shaft. The capel was attached to the steel winding rope by splaying out the various strands of the rope into the interior of the capel cone and filling up the space with molten white metal - an alloy of lead, antimony and tin. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk

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Pleasley Colliery No.2 South Shaft interior view

An interior view looking up into the No.2 South shaft at Pleasley Colliery. This was formerly the upcast shaft where air and mine gases were drawn up the shaft by the ventilation fan from the mine workings below. The shaft sides were encased by a concrete and brick structure in order to stop outside air from short-circuiting the ventilation system. Entry to the shaft area was via a pair of air-lock doors. The two holes in the roof were where the winding ropes entered the shaft top. Pleasley Colliery is situated just inside the Derbyshire border, about 5.5 km from the centre of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. It is now a mining museum which is steadily being developed. www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk
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