Welbeck: 1912/15 to 2010

Mansfield in Nottinghamshire has long been connected to the mining industry and it’s here, slightly to the north east of Mansfield, where Welbeck Colliery was situated.wellbeck-b

Since the mine was established in 1912 three seams had been worked at Welbeck. These were The Top Hard, The Deepsoft and The Parkgate.

The Top Hard seam had been worked extensively and it is to this seam at a depth of 635m to which the shafts were first sunk.

The Deep soft, at a depth of 800m, had been worked in some areas, while the Parkgate seam, at a depth of 840m, was accessed by means of two drifts from the Top Hard only as recently as 1992.