We are currently looking into the history of the pits in Killamarsh and we are collecting information about Norwood Colliery (which opened in 1865 and closed in 1943), Westthorpe Colliery (which opened in 1923 and closed in 1986) and High Moor Colliery (which opened in 1957 and closed in 1992).

Did you work at any of the pits?

Do you have any information/memories about the pits you could pass on to us?

Do you have any photographs which you would be happy to donate or loan to us to take copies – these could be scenes, people at work etc.

Do you have any memorabilia from any of the pits which you would be happy to donate to us – our aim is to put together a collection of items which reflect the history of the pits.

There are still a lot of people in Killamarsh who worked at the pits, or whose parents and grandparents worked there.  Help us keep the history and heritage alive for future generations.

If you have any of the above, or would like to help with our project, please let us know by emailing or telephone 0114 2484812.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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  1. My great grandfather, John William Tankard, was colliery manager at Norwood Colliery in 1891 and lived with his wife, Sarah (nee Lancaster) at Norwood Villa. My grandmother, Evelyn Ruth Tankard, was born in Killamarsh in 1884. I have a photo of her in 1913 but by then she’d moved to Chesterfield.

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