Steetley: 1873/76 to 1983

A former colliery on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border.

Its story begins in the late 19th century when, in December 1875, a seam of coal was discovered. The site was bought by the Shireoaks Colliery Company from the Duke of Newcastle and this created a turning point in the history of Worksop: from an agricultural town to an industrial powerhouse, boosting its population and creating a prosperous future.