Thoresby Colliery Exhibition – The End of an Era


On 21st September 2015 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.

Former members of the Thoresby Colliery Band provided background music at the event.

Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund the exhibition ran until 31st October when it was transferred to Ollerton Library for a further four weeks.