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Bagworth Colliery

Mining History, Compilation No.23

Bagworth headframes - upcast shaft in background, downcast foreground.Background

Bagworth Colliery was the last coal mine in Leicestershire and closed in February 1991, after 166 years of production. This is a record of a day spent with the miners in the various surface buildings, including the tally office, lamp room, pithead, engine houses, computer control room, changing rooms, baths and the canteen.

Operating the electric winding engine.

Coal production from Bagworth is shown where it reaches the surface at nearby Nailstone Colliery via an underground link and 1 in 4 drift.

Miners arriving at surface


  • This compilation has no commentary.
  • NGR: SK 445 087 & SK 428 086
  • £ 12.00 - DVD
  • Running Time: 44 mins.
  • Recorded February 1991
  • Price includes worldwide delivery.
  • 'PAL' and 'NTSC' versions available.

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