Pleasley Pit

This pit is located to the North-West of Mansfield. On a very rainy evening NOPS members visited this site that closed as an active coal mine in 1986. It was due to be demolished but great campaigning from local historians and ex-miners led to a last-minute reprieve. Members were given an excellent guided tour inside the engine house and saw the two winding mechanisms. Although the weather wasn’t great, several shots were possible of the two concrete encased headstocks. The engine house contains a great deal of mementos of mining and amusing health and safety posters. Next to the pit is a nature reserve and members are already hoping for a return visit.

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