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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More images from the strike action of the early eighties - can you spot any familiar faces?
September 1980 - pictured is Boyd Headlong, senior administrative officer