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Autumn Heritage

By Sylviwhalley
Some shots taken last Saturday at Vicar Water Country Park Notts. The headstocks from the Clipstone pit still remain, and have been standing for quite a few years since the pit closed. I believe they are the tallest in the country and have a preservation order on them, There is a lot of disagrement in the area as to wether they should stay or not.

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
3 Nov 2012 2:03PM
I vote they go, Sylvia, they spoil for me what would be a beautiful view. Love V.6. Carol

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TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
3 Nov 2012 4:19PM
A beautiful autumnal set, Sylvia, even with those headstocks - love V6 too, with that lovely carving Smile
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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
3 Nov 2012 4:29PM
I don't think they look any worse than some large modern sculptures and they are a testamamt to the past history of the area: but they are NIMBY of course and if the view from my home included them then perhaps I'd feel differently. A difficult one.
But what's certain is the beauty of the surrounding autumnal scene so well recorded in this set, Sylvia.
Herge88 10 40 4 England
3 Nov 2012 5:17PM
I love these headstocks, I believe they were the third highest in the World at the time, I have photographed them myself a few times as my Sister in law lives fairly nearby.

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Rock Plus
15 10 2 England
4 Nov 2012 9:21PM
I am from a Mining family and shots of old pits always fascinate me..
Grand work.

I love the headstocks - I often pass them on my way to work and at 6:30am when the sun is coming up behind them they do instill a little bit if local pride somehow. They should stay - the only thing that should be done is something with the land around them, what a waste!

Great shot too by the way! Looks a bit different now then when I was a kid mind!

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