Gedling: 1901/02 to 1991

Gedling Colliery, which was the life-blood of Gedling and many of the surrounding villages, with work to sink the shafts starting in 1899 and was closed in 1991. Sadly 128 men died at the colliery, which produced over a million tonnes of coal per year in the 1960s. During the life of the pit it developed a reputation as the ‘pit of all nations’ and this was mainly down to the diversity of foreign miners who moved to Nottingham and went on to work there.