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The No. 1 Winding engine house Background

This pit boasted the last working steam winding engine in Leicestershire. Unfortunately the mine officially closed at 12 noon on Thursday 12th April 1990 - the day this recording was made.

This compilation features the 1880's steam engine in operation together with views around the working pithead and surface buildings.

Detail of brake and winding drum.

The engine has since been moved to the Snibston industrial museum, and the buildings have been demolished.

Full details on the Feature page "Donisthorpe Colliery"

The steam winding engine in action


  • This compilation has no commentary..
  • NGR: (128) SK 313 143
  • £ 12.00 - DVD
  • Running Time: 37 mins.
  • Recorded April 1990
  • All prices include worldwide delivery.
  • Explanatory leaflet included.

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The images on this page are taken from the video.