Clipstone headstocks in a good state

Regarding comments made about Clipstone headstocks recently in the Chad, I worked at Clipstone colliery for nearly 43 years and was there at the shaft fill.

I went up those headstocks several times and their condition is fine, apart from a coat of paint.

I agree wholeheartedly with Mr Brian Hodds ( Chad 5th September), the headstocks should be dismantled and resited each side of the M1 motorway on the border between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at South Normanton as a permanent memorial to all the miners of these two great counties.

James Clarkson,

Wesley Street,

Annesley Woodhouse.

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