Monthly Archives: April 2007

Annesley Colliery – Nottinghamshire

The colliery at Annesley was first sunk in 1865 and closed during the 1990’s. When it closed it was the oldest working colliery in Nottinghamshire. The entire area was designated as a conservation area in 2000, which meant nothing could … Continue reading

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Willington Power Station – Derbyshire

Willington power station was built in the 1950’s next to the river Trent and close to the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire coalfields, at the time thought in-exhaustible. Initial plans were to have two cooling towers and four generators – “Willington A”. During construction, … Continue reading

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Ipswich Sugar Factory revisited

Met up with a large group of local regulars for a revisit to the sugar factory. There were two real personal goals for this trip – see new stuff and get to the top of the silos. I think I … Continue reading

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