Annesley: 1865/67 to 2000

 

banner-annesley-numPits produced many top class sportsmen, while colliery bands, pit heads and pit villages were featured in numerous films and television programmes. Annesley Colliery near Kirkby-in-Ashfield, has a special place in cricket folklore, playing near to the Cricketers pub near Portland Park. It is a known fact that the world famous fast bowler Harold Larwood and Bill Voce began their working life as miners at Annesley down the pit.