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The Bolsover Colliery Company was established in 1890 and initially sank a colliery to the Deep Hard coal at Bolsover.

Image courtesy of Derbyshire Local Studies Libraries and

A factory making hosiery, underwear and other types of garment was established at Bolsover shortly after the Second World War. Passing from local o

Bolsover colliery was sunk by the Bolsover Colliery Company Ltd in the early 1890s and remained an important part of the coal industry in Derbyshir

In 1936 a plant to produce smokeless fuel ('Coalite') was built near Bolsover colliery.

When coal was king!

The Blacksmith's Shop at Hardwick Colliery (Holmewood).

The coal reserves nearest to the coast could not be reached before deep-mine technologies were developed early in the 19th century.

Wouldham Hall Cement Works

The Hook family came to Snodland in 1854 as the new owners of the paper mill.