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Mine Accidents

Mine Accidents

With such a strong mining heritage, it is inevitable, if unfortunate, that there will be an equally strong history of accidents and disasters. This page (which will be developed further) hopes to serve in some small way as a tribute to the miners of the past, in...
Ormonde Colliery

Ormonde Colliery

The last of the deep-mine pits to be opened in the Heanor area, Ormonde Colliery was sunk by the Butterley Company in 1906, and production began in 1908. Two shafts were sunk through the old workings in the Deep Soft and Deep Hard seams from Loscoe Pit to reach the...