Full steam ahead ...

IT'S FULL steam ahead for one of Nottinghamshire's most historic monuments as £1.1m of extra funding is set to give it a new lease of life as a tourism hotspot.
Bestwood Winding Engine House, one of the last remaining monuments to the area's coal mining history, is to be restored thanks to a £963,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) £295,000 from the Greater Nottinghamshire Partnership and additional funding from the County Council.
The cash injection means the imposing Victorian building, England's only remaining in situ vertical mounted winding engine, will be rescued and restored and opened to the public all year round for the first time.

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