Miners at Mansfield Colliery have a drink after their last shift in 1988.
The mine was affectionately known as ‘Crownie Pit’ to locals and was sunk in the early 1900s on the site of the old Crown Farm.
At the height of its production, it produced one million tonnes of coal each year and employed 2,600 men.
But workers were only given the news of the pit’s demise just ten minutes before it happened on March 26, 1988.
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