GENERATIONS of Meden Vale villagers watched Welbeck Colliery headstocks come crashing down on Friday following a controlled explosion.
The colliery, which dates back to 1912, closed in June last year. Click on the play icon to watch our slideshow of photographs from the event by Roger Grayson. You can also watch footage of the historic towers falling - thanks to Chad reader Gareth Dallison - by clicking on the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b54nXKtSUMM
To take part in our online poll about Clipstone pit’s headstocks, see right.