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photoblog image Snibston Discovery Park 3/10

Snibston Discovery Park 3/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

A more selective image of just part of the pithead gear at Snibston I showed yesterday.

Snibston Discovery Park 3/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

A more selective image of just part of the pithead gear at Snibston I showed yesterday.

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2010, 00:29
Safety-rails...are Cornish Miners becoming a bunch of wimps?

Really like industryscapes, Brian, and this is a good one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
I love all the playing with lines in this shot
Brian Walbey: That was what caught my eye Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Sep 2010, 07:55
Only the wheel gives away its function Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes you are right about that Chris, well observed.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Sep 2010, 08:46
I'm trying to imagine this place teeming with workers, Brian, from those by-gone days. I like the selective image!
Brian Walbey: And after their shift they would come up all covered in black dust Ginnie, what a hard way to make a living.
  • Aussie
  • Australia
  • 15 Sep 2010, 09:15
Like these industrial images
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Aussie.
An interesting perspective Brian. This looks like a staircase.
Brian Walbey: This is a staircase running up alongside the main pithead gear, presumably for maintenance purposes Chad.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2010, 09:25
I like the bold shapes and lines in this. Simple engineering that I can understand, too.
Brian Walbey: Me too Alan, glad you like it.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 15 Sep 2010, 11:13
Good lines and angles
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
not many of these around now, even when they go for coal now it tends to be open cast so dont think sights like this will come back, nice to see someone is preserving them
Brian Walbey: There is, and has been, quite a lot of open cast round here in the East Midlands Derek.
I like the diagonal here!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion, that's what really caught my eye.
Good composition shapes and lines Brian smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Linda.
This is an interesting picture Brian, but then I like close ups like this.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2010, 17:23
LOL @ Ray - Lovely lines Brian we have a couple of these on the coast still. Not in use.
Brian Walbey: Most of the ones down here in the Midlands have long been raised to the ground Scotia.
Industrial heritage, nice forms and shapes, all that red oxide paint against blue.
Brian Walbey: It screams that doesn't it John, long may it be there.
I like the way you've composed this shot, it's made the structure look very strong.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie.

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