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

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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.

There has been a parish church in Bolsover since the early 12th century.

During the 19th century Roman Catholics in Bolsover were served by the Jesuit mission at Spinkhill in Eckington.

At his death in 1929 Sir John Plowright Houfton was described as 'a great public man' with a 'long and distinguished association with the Bolsover

Brass bands often became the heart of a community's social life alongside sport (primarily football and cricket).

When coal was king!