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Pit headstocks group to hold summer events

Posted onPosted on 22nd Jun
Pit headstocks group to hold summer events

Clipstone Colliery Regeneration Group (CCRG) is holding awareness, entertainment and informative events in August and September.

The group was set up to save Clipstone Colliery headstocks from demolition and regenerate the site for employment, leisure and community use.

On Saturday, 4th August it is hosting an event in the Four Seasons Shopping Centre, Mansfield, from 9am to 5pm, to update people on the project.

There will be a stall inside the centre manned by group members, who will chat to shoppers.

A spokesman said: “This is a great opportunity to come along and find out what we are doing right now to save the headstocks.

“Also, if you want to volunteer we have a number of opportunities available. Please pop along and meet us. We look forward to informing you all about our great developments for the future of the area and the headstocks.”

On 8th September, the group is hosting Folk In The Woods at Vicar Water, from 1pm to 5pm.

The free afternoon of folk music will include semi-acoustic and acoustic music.

The spokesman said: “We will have information on the latest developments of the headstocks. Come along, listen to some fantastic music, and find out where we are with this fantastic regeneration project.”

The headstocks group is also involved in a photographic mining exhibition at Mansfield Library, from 15th August to 26th September.

Young people in Clipstone are producing the photographic exhibition, based on mining heritage. It will include pictures of Pleasley and Clipstone collieries.

The exhibition will also feature vintage film of Clipstone residents.

CCRG is planning art workshops at Rumbles Cafe during the summer holidays — dates and times to follow. For more information, add and follow the Save Clipstone Colliery Headstocks group on Facebook.