A miner’s daily life in 1904

Miners Daily Life 1904

A day in the lives of colliers at Shirebrook coal mine on the Nottinghamshire Derbyshire border. View the short film via the BFI website: https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-miners-daily-life-1904-online

1948 Gedling Colliery film

A Pit is Reborn - image from a news report about Gedling Colliery 1948

This 1948 film documents the ongoing modernisation of Gedling Colliery in Nottinghamshire, one of the deepest mines in the region. The film concentrates on the way the pit had increased its output through the introduction of new technology, from cutting to conveying the coal from the face to the sorting plant (weighing it along the … Read more


Allotments have been around for hundreds of years, possibly going as far back as Anglo-Saxon times.