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I discovered only recently that Broxtowe Country Park is on the site of Broxtowe Colliery (1895-1925). The Tarmac entrance path from Nottingham Road is the line of the former colliery railway. When looking for information on the internet l came across an extract from Hansard in February 1972 when Kenneth Clarke MP (for it was he) asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he would ask Nottingham City Council to cease all work of preparing the proposed refuse tip on the Broxtowe Colliery site. 


Was there a tip on this site? There is a broad Tarmac turning circle and a bit further into the park some concrete hardstandings or building bases and herringbone pattern tiling, all of which is much too modern to be associated with the pit.  What happened to the rubbish? Was the site levelled and covered with soil, creating the large area of grassland that exists today? When was the country park created? So many questions.....

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