Clipstone Colliery

Clipstone Colliery Sink Team
Clipstone Colliery Final Closure
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Background History

Clipstone Colliery was founded by the Bolsover Colliery Company in 1912. Work was suspended in 1914 owing to the outbreak of war, and resumed in 1920.

The first photograph shows the start of the colliery with the shaft being sunk, was this before or after the war as coal was not reached until April 1922.

The second photograph shows the final closure, which one, as it had several owners and closures in its final years?

Comments about this page

  • My Grandfather Lal Taylor worked here, and my father Harold Edward Taylor, they lived at 144, Church Road, Clipstone. Dad went on to become Area Director of No 7 Area, then South Notts in 1983, then South Yorkshire until his retirement. Happy memories of walking down by Vickers Pond and watching the cable car tubs dump waste on the tips.

    By Christopher Taylor (29/08/2022)
  • Pete, Malcolm Leivers, Mick Smith, Skegness, 1956 hols. It rained every day. Edwinstwowe, Black Swan pub, Brin Kerry…rockxroll. All my mates worked at the pit, good hard working people. Garth Holmes is now in South Africa, Natal and I live in Queensland, on Bribie Island ,swim each day in warm water and sun, like Vicars Pond splash outs.

    Regards and respects to all our oldmates. Cheers to you all.

    By pete wolden .mva ,sasa uni staff,researcher. (06/08/2013)
  • My grandad Wilf Leivers worked at Clipstone pit for 50 years. He started there in 1928 age 13 and retired from there in 1978.He worked on haulage at first and then the coal face as a face end packer.He died in 1985 aged 70

    By Simon Leivers (26/05/2012)

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