Sherwood: 1901/03 to 1992

sherwood Plate1990’s saw the closure of Sherwood Colliery and was situated near Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire. The colliery finished production after 90 years due to the ever increasing problems associated with the problems of subsidence damage in the built up urban regions around Mansfield.   It was remarkable really as the colliery achieved its highest ever output of 1,012,550 tons of coal only two years previously in 1989-90. Lord Bernard Taylor of Mansfield, formerly MP for Mansfield in the 1960′s, was perhaps Sherwood’s most famous former employee. His 1972 book “Uphill all the way” told the story of a pit-lad making it to the House of Lords.