Those Were The Days

Steetley miners in the early years of the pit.
Steetley miners in the early years of the pit.

Steetley’s early miners

Back in the early days of Steetley Colliery, miners would spend hours down the pit alongside their pit ponies working in the most atrocious conditions.

As you can see from the photo, the age of the miners varied from the elder gentleman in the middle at the back to the young boy on the front row to the left.