On 21st September at Edwinstowe Library many former miners were reunited sharing memories with workmates (including 5 former managers).
The opening of Edwinstowe Historical Society’s exhibition celebrating 100 years of Thoresby Colliery was accompanied by former members of Thoresby Colliery Brass Band led by Stan Lippeatt.
Photographic displays from sinking of the Colliery and building the colliery village cover many aspects, from work at the coal face and on the surface including the Medical Centre, to St Johns Ambulance, the Pit Trip, the Band, Cricket, Football and Bowls, and the retired miner’s annual tea at the Welfare Hall.
Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund the exhibition ran until 31st October during normal Library opening hours.
Edwinstowe Historical Society welcomes memories, photographs and other items related to the colliery.