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To: Leicestershire County Council
Introduce a mining exhibition at Snibston Colliery
Create an exhibition to celebrate the history of the site and maintain the site in good working order so that the mining industry can have a place to be remembered.
Why is this important?
It is important to keep the mining heritage alive around Leicestershire. The miners and their families are passionate about having their heritage continued.The council should make sure there is an exhibition of all the mining works and tours of the mining shaft.
The history that surrounds Snibston Colliery is truly remarkable as George Stephenson and his son Robert Stephenson were very much part of the setting up and shinking of a shaft at Snibston.
In 2015 it was very sad when the Snibston Discovery Park was demolished, a lot of people fought to keep this alive. It was an amazing exhibition with hands on products for children to see and had an auditorium for films etc. The place now looks very derelict with only the Century Theatre.
How it will be delivered
I would like to take the petition to Leicestershire County Council and be able to discuss this with them.