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.
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"
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The images on this page are taken from the video.