The coal mines employed thousands of residents over the years until their eventual closure, but the memories still remain.
From record-breaking shifts, to miners galas and strikes, our photographs capture it all.
Have a look through and take yourselves back to the sixties through to the nineties.
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1. Rufford Colliery
In October 1990 miners at Rufford Colliery smashed a 20 year production record at the pit producing 28,000 at 6.78 tonnes per man shift Photo: JPI Media
1962 Mansfield NUM Miners Gala
Future Olympic Athlete John Whetton crosses the line - do you remember this? Photo: JPI Media
3. Miners' Wives demonstration
Do you remember the demonstration against pit closures? Photo: JPI Media
4. Mansfield Miners Gala
There was a great turn out for the Mansfield Miners Gala in 1965 - do you remember it? Photo: JPI Media