About Lower Pilsley
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Pilsley is a small village in North Derbyshire, England, originally a mining village, the
pits have long since gone, and there are now very few employment opportunities
in this area. The old pit heads were demolished years ago and, for the main
part, the sites restored, and parts of the
original railway system have been used to create the 'Five Pits
Trail', a pleasant
country walk past the locations of the old pits - only Holmewood Pit has anything
still standing. The reclamation scheme received an award in 1970 from the
Countryside Commission, in the European Conservation Year.
have an excellent small Primary School (Park House
Primary), two Pubs ('The Coach
House' and 'The Star Inn'), a Miners Welfare (Pilsley Miners
Welfare), a General
Store and Post Office (Sohal Stores), a hairdressers (Mervyns), and a
car body shop / undertakers (Jack Ellis). The Miners Welfare is located on top of the hill, between Lower Pilsley
and Pilsley, but according to the road signs is actually located in Lower Pilsley.
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