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.
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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