Central site purchased (3 acres) for 75 pounds and 15,000 dressed bricks bought from J.S.Plant Builders. Consisted of a derelict Hall, ruined coach house, stables, gatehouse, greenhouses, summer house and ice house.
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.
Using funds donated by the Alex Grose Memorial Fund, the double zip wire was constructed.
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.
The bottom carpark was constructed. Also, the “Go A Million Camp” was held where 699 people (from 17 groups) attended.
Mains electricity was connected to the site. The gatehouse was also erected.
The gatehouse was formally opened by the Duke of Rutland. Also on the 10th of March, the bottom field was purchased for £70.