Let’s revamp headstocks eyesore

IN recent years I have seen a gradual deterioration of the buildings and headstocks whenever I pass by the Clipstone Colliery site.

I am sure that many people would like to see the headstocks removed and the site redeveloped.

There are others, who would prefer the site to be redeveloped and also preserve the mining history.

I share the view of Geoff Revill (Chad, 1st August) who drew attention to the redevelopment of the old tin mine workings in Cornwall and its surrounding area and felt that Clipstone Colliery is a perfect opportunity to emulate the project.

I would urge any person, or group, who are interested in, or have a responsibility for the site redevelopment, to look at www.woodhorncolliery.co.uk or better still visit the former coal mine in Northumberland, which is now described as ‘an exiting place to visit’.


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