Clipstone: 1920/22 to 1993 and 1994 to 2003

In 1922 the shafts of Clipstone Colliery were sunk to exploit the Top Hard seam. In the 1950s the shafts were deepened to their current 920m depth to provide access to other seams.

After being closed by British Coal in 1993, the colliery was reopened under the control of RJB Mining in April 1994, but sadly closed in 2003. You drive through Clipstone and see the headstocks still standing and maybe these will be in their place for many years to come.