Miners on the Gantry at Kellingley

YKSMM: 2017.183.1.1
Graham, Charlotte
Community Life

A photographic print taken on the day the last shift was worked at Kellingley Colliery, North Yorkshire. The photograph shows miners walking down the gantry after coming up from underground.

Production ended at Kellingley Colliery on the 18th December 2015, 50 years after coal was first brought to the surface in 1965. Around 450 miners lost their jobs. Kellingley Colliery, known as the Big K, was the largest deep pit in Europe, at it’s peak it employed over 2000 miners.

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