Gate house reconstructed, with kitchen and troop room, stairs and upstairs wardens room.
Mains electricity was connected to the site. The gatehouse was also erected.
LPG tank was installed. Then in August, the cabin used for the tuck shop was acquired. On the 2nd of October, Radio Leicester had a 2 hour broadcast about the site.
The Oakthorpe Colliery winding and headstock arrived at the site (this is now located outside the Wardens caravan). Also, the second Wardens caravan was purchased. Later in the year, the church was reopened.
In July, the hall was demolished.
St Thomas Church bought for £10. Refurbished with new roof.
The cabin was built at a cost of £11,000. Formally opened in May 1982.