Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July this year bringing to an end hundreds of years of mining in the county. Over the last twelve months Chris Upton has documented the site, the buildings and the people to create an enduring record of this significant part our industrial and social heritage.
Further information and a selection of images can be seen on Chris’ website
Chris will be exhibiting around 50 framed images at Mansfield Museum, Leeming Street, Mansfield NG18 1NG between 9th January – 27th February 2016. The museum is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and admission is FREE
To coincide with the exhibition Chris has published a limited edition book which is now available to order from his website http://www.chrisuptonphotography.com/gallery_671881.html
The large (33x24cm) soft back book contains 138 pages and over 200 evocative black and white images that would be appreciated by anyone with an interest in mining, social history as well as photographers.