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SNIBSTON: "Oh no there isn't"! "Oh yes there is"!

Discussion in 'Everything else Heritage' started by oddsocks, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. oddsocks

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    As a former curator there who had a lot to do with making it what it is, it wil be a sad day if it does close.

    It is railway heritage there, as well as "everything else". I laid a lot of the track with the Coaltracks team back in 2000.
     
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    Sad times - spent many happy days there with our kids years ago, and more recently with friends at special events. One friend is an ex-miner, who finds all the machinery fascinating, as do I as my late father's company manufactured some of it. Plus all the rail related exhibits too of course!
     
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    It was packed out over Easter, and they charge admission. So how LCC can't afford to keep it going beats me.
     
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    Undercurrents and hidden agendas if you believe the Friends' campaign. Beats me too.
     
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    For the greater good I'd rather they kept Snibston open than built an NRM outpost at the GCR. However the two not necessarily linked to the same budget I believe.
     
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    Exactly, one is in LeicesterSHIRE and under the county council, the other is with Leicester CITY council. I'll let you work out which is which
     
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    Interesting comment. The NRM not your kind of place then? Or the National Gallery?
     
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