Sheffield Archives pictures of mining history
Sheffield Archives pictures of mining history

Amazing pictures unearthed showing the lives of Sheffield coal miners through the decades

These fantastic pictures from the Sheffield Archives show more than a century of miners’ lives when the city still had pits.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 1:20 pm

They show the pits and the miners who worked at them and the times when they took strike action, supported by their families – including armed soldiers outside a pit during one early strike. To find these pictures, go to the Picture Sheffield website,, which has pictures and photographic gifts on sale. You can find them by searching using the reference numbers in the captions.

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