In answer to Brain Hoddes’ suggestion that Clipstone headstocks be placed either side of the MI (Chad 5th September).
Sadly the headstocks are in such a dilapidated and decaying state it is no longer safe to climb them and/or dismantle them. The only safe way they can come down is by controlled explosion.
Therefore there is no way to preserve them unless they remain in situ with all the attendant problems to the community of Clipstone. The pragmatic and sensible approach would be for them to be demolished before we have a fatality.
Clipstone Ward councillor.
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