21 forgotten pictures of life in Sheffield's pits

The black gold of the north was mined across the city for decades.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:45 am
Maltby Main Colliery Miners 24 April 1974
Maltby Main Colliery Miners 24 April 1974

Take a nostalgic look back at life in the pits in and around Sheffield and relive the city’s industrial past with these distant memories.

Askern Main Colliery - Electrical staff in 1921
Manvers colliery solarium 9 May 1942

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Charlie Williams in Upton Colliery Team 1947
Charlie Williams with lads from Upton Colliery - Bridlington 1953
Hickleton Main colliery with rescued miners in October 1960
Maltby Colliery miners leaving the cage on 17 December 1963
Rossington Colliery Officials
Laid-off workers dig for coal at a tip near a colliery railway sidings at Carlton, Near Barnsley - 15th February 1972
Manvers Main Colliery - 22 January 1974
Manvers Colliery 8 Feb 1974
Editorial staff of the Morning Telegraph visit a colliery 12 October 1976
Just some of the miners whose hard work has given the Barnburgh Colliery a high output of coal - 8th May 1980
Houghton Colliery Reaches 1 Million Tonnes - 17 Dec 1980
No doubt these miners at the Redbrook shaft of Dodworth Colliery are going to cast their vote as they hold up a copy of the 'Yorkshire Miner' pay ballot special issue which urges them to vote 'Yes' in the ballot - they are pictured outside the colliery gates - 14th January 1982
Jack Charlton with Miners at Barrow Colliery - 6 October 1983
Cortonwood Colliery Last shift 25 Oct 1985
Houghton Colliery celebrate the fastest Million with Wendy Sharman, Miss Barnsley - 10 Nov 1987
Barnburgh Main Colliery Pit rescue award to Albert Gadman - 8th March 1989
Hickleton Colliery Winding Wheel Memorial 6 April 1993
Rossington Colliery Reopening 21 March 1994