The pit closed in April 2003. Since 1993 it had been owned by RJB Mining (now UK Coal). The headstocks, grade two listed structures, are known to be the tallest in Europe and more recently the third tallest in the world. They can be seen from miles around. Despite this, there has been a number of appeals to demolish them due to the expense of the upkeep.
Explore #249 on Tuesday, March 11, 2008