Thoresby: 1925/27 to 2015

Thoresby Colliery at Edwinstowe was the first all-electric mine, the first to have fully mechanised coal production and also the first to achieve an annual saleable output of more than a million tons. In the late 1980s it raised output to exceed two million tons. The mine opened in 1925 and was the last one to close in July 2015.