Ollerton Colliery in Nottinghamshire, as well as its pit village, was designed and built by the Butterley Company in the 1920s. It was largely the brain child of Henry Eustace Mitton, the Agent and later General Manager of the company. The site was meant to be a model for other companies to use, and was highly innovative in many ways.
The colliery and village are the focus of a new Google Arts online exhibition featured on the Derbyshire Record Office’s Google Arts page. To have a look and learn more about the creation of the village, use the following link: https://artsandculture.google.com/story/OAUxL6DpcdK79A
Mining the Seams is a Wellcome Trust funded project aiming to catalogue coal mining documents, originally held by the National Coal Board, so they can eventually be viewed by the public. Alongside the Warwickshire County Record Office, the project aims to focus on the welfare and health services provided to miners.
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What a wonderful photo. My granddad, Reg Glossop, was the lamp man at the colliery when it opened and then worked in the time and wages office. My mum was born in one of the pit houses, number 5 Boughton Road (now known as Forest Road) and then they moved to 29 Walesby Road (Walesby Lane).
This is superb. Thank you.