'Bottom Pit', Portland Road, Hucknall, 1968

Image ID: 00427

'Bottom Pit', Portland Road, Hucknall, 1968

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Portland Road
Hucknall
England

One of the heavy machines, a Mavor and Coulson MC3 loader being used to drift into the Blackshale seam. The Hucknall Colliery pits were sunk by the Hucknall Colliery Company, whose partners were Alfred Ellis, Edward Shipley Ellis, William Paget and William Walker. This arrival of industrialism transformed Hucknall into a boomtown as families came into the area from Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. Pits dominated the work scene for most of the male workers for over 100 years until the closure of Hucknall No. 2 Colliery in 1986.

Date: 1968

Organisation Reference: NCCA000154

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