Industrial Archaeology Recordings

Putting industry on video - an archive for the future

Bookmark and Share  What is Social Bookmarking? 

Donisthorpe Colliery

Mining History, Compilation No.18

The No. 1 Winding engine houseBackground

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.

After the pit closed the buildings were demolished and the engine was moved to the Snibston industrial museum (which sadly closed in 2016).

For more details of the engine and mine see 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
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • Explanatory leaflet included.

Please see the 'Sales' page for additional purchasing information.

The images on this page are taken from the video.

| Previous Compilation   | Compilations Index   | Next Compilation |
 Copyright © 2017 I.A.Recordings, Last modified: 17 February, 2017