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Thought I had little excuse but to have a look around this one, it's practically in my back garden. Had the dog with me so couldn't venture past heras etc. Will stick a proper report up when I have a full look. Main Colliery Headstock And rolling stock This is actually from the main railway in coalville, which was transported to the mine when it closed to preserve it. A barge, not sure why that's there! Will try and get back soon and see what else I can get. ?
Pic heavy!! Explored with AndrewB at the crack of dawn, which seemed the key to getting into the site unnoticed, at least at that time as the access was pretty 'public'! This was from the same rare breed of industrial sites as Tone Mills and Cranes Foundry, the pretty much untouched time capsule places that just shouldn't have existed. Mitchell Grieve was helped by the alarm system which was in place up until a few days before my visit, but this good news for explorers also sadly marked the first step on it's road to demolition. There's not much else I can say about this place other than it was utterly fabulous, one of, if not my single favourite derelict factory explore ever. We had the run of the whole site so made the most of it, I think we saw pretty much every nook and cranny there was to see. Sadly demolished towards the end of 2011. All photos taken on my old Fujifilm bridge camera so not up to today's standard! Loads more here http://www.flickr.com/photos/mookie427/sets/72157626649417392/