Calverton: 1938 and 1950/52 to 1993 and 1994 to 1999

Calverton Colliery was the first new mine to be sunk in Britain after the second world war (starting production in the mid 1900s) as the demand was increased and was subsequently followed by the sinking of Bevercotes and Cotgrave collieries in the 1960s. Miners were from all parts of the country looking for work in the mines and they would never miss the site as its headgear stood proud of 145 feet high. Calverton had much high profile interest from government figures and certainly attracted mineworkers from all over the UK. The community bonded in many ways to include developing the Welfare Hall, Cricket & Football clubs and many more.