Ollerton: 1823/25 to 1994

ollertonOllerton Colliery is one of the main reasons why the village of New Ollerton exists. The total cost of establishing the colliery, including new housing for the workers, was approximately £1,500,000. Since that date both the Ollerton Colliery and the village have expanded considerably. Most coal produced from the mine was used in power stations and transported their mainly by rail.