The colliery opened in 1925 and employed thousands of miners over the decades.
From record-breaking miners to the strike action of the eighties, these pictures capture many familiar faces from years gone by.
Have a look through and see who you can spot.
July 1989 Energy minister Cecil Parkinson, right, pictured with officials at Thoresby Colliery after he had gone underground for the first time
Miners pictured in April '92 during a visit by British Coal chairman Neil Clarke
Jubilant miners celebrating reaching two million tonnes in 1989
Another from April's visit by Neil Clarke, chairman of British Coal