Meden Vale

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Meden Vale
Meden Vale - Portland Crescent.JPG
Portland Crescent
Meden Vale is located in Nottinghamshire
Meden Vale
Meden Vale
 Meden Vale shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK4459
District Mansfield
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
Nottinghamshire

Coordinates: 53°13′19″N 1°07′34″W / 53.222°N 1.126°W / 53.222; -1.126

Meden Vale or MV as it is known locally, is a small mining village situated in Nottinghamshire, England, close to the town of Market Warsop. Originally Welbeck Colliery Village, it was renamed in the late 1960s.[1] It is located between Mansfield and Worksop. The economy was based mainly on Welbeck Colliery (one of the last remaining deep mine collieries to operate in England), and the Three Lions public house. The colliery operated from 1912 to 2010.[2]

There is also a small collection of shops, Post Office and garage. The River Meden flows through the village alongside the main road. The village has a rugby union side which plays in the RFU Midlands division.

Explosion

Two men were badly injured in an explosion at the Colliery on Saturday 31 December 2011.[3]

References

  1. ^ Warsop Parish info Retrieved 25 August 2014
  2. ^ "Century of mining ends at Welbeck Colliery". BBC News Online. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Two workers badly hurt in Welbeck Colliery explosion". BBC News Online. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 

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