'Bottom Pit', Divisional Fire Fighters, Portland Road, Hucknall, 1976

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'Bottom Pit', Divisional Fire Fighters, Portland Road, Hucknall, 1976

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Portland Road
Hucknall
England

Back row (left to right):- Tony Kirk, Tom Bright, Phil Storer, Pete Riley, Ian Willett, Ken Clarke, David Bowler, Ted Cocking. Front row (left to right) ???, Mick Buxton, ??? 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: 1976

Organisation Reference: NCCA000157

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