In The News

Collection of Pleasley Pit Related Press Articles From 2010 To The Present Day

Pleasley Pit 2010

Preserving the county's mining heritage

Major renovation work at one of the region's oldest collieries will ensure the area's mining heritage is never forgotten. 

Published 12 March 2010  Click Here

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Work has finished on a multi-million pound restoration project to transform a disused colliery site near Bolsover in Derbyshire. Pleasley Colliery will be handed back to the Land Trust 

 27 Sep 2010  Click Here

Hairy Bikers

The Bikers begin their tour of industrial restoration projects by joining some ex-miners who are meticulously restoring Pleasley Colliery in Derbyshire.

Broadcast Sun 11 Aug 2013  Click Here

The New York Times

The Legacy of Coal in England


Published JUNE 26, 2015 Click Here

Great British Life
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Pleasley - preserving its heritage to create a place of beauty

By Mike Smith 

Published 30th October 2015 Click Here

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Dogs Playing in the snow

Coal towns: Unexpected joy in a post-industrial Northern England

When documenting a post-industrial Northern England it’s easy, perhaps, to fall into cliché.  


Published DECEMBER 19, 2019   Click Here

Nottingham Post
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A collection of pictures remembering Mansfield in the 1900s

As the twentieth century rolled on, Mansfield is a town that changed dramatically.

By Gurjeet Nanrah

Published 23 JAN 2020  Click Here

Nottingham Post
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7 brilliant things around Mansfield you may not know about

We're surrounded by some fascinating sites and landmarks

By Gurjeet Nanrah

Published 3 MAR 2020  Click Here

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Gala Day

19 Retro photo memories of Pleasley Miners Galas in the 70s

We are heading back to the seventies to the miners galas which were attended by thousands each year.

By Katrina Taylor

Published 15th Mar 2022.  Click Here

Derbyshire Records Office
Florence Knightingale

Florence Nightingale’s Connection to Pleasley Colliery


Published 13 MAY 2020  Click Here

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Riders urged to explore new cycle routes in Derbyshire

Five miles of new and improved cycling trails have opened in Derbyshire to encourage people to explore the area. 

Published 8 April 2022  Click Here

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Go the distance on 10 traffic-free cycle routes in Derbyshire

Derbyshire is a great place to get out on your bike with its stunning scenery and miles of traffic-free paths.

By Gay Bolton

Published 12th May 2022,  Click Here

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Crowds flock to celebrate Pleasley mining history

Visitors flocked to Pleasley Pit to celebrate its open day – one of the few events still to go ahead at the weekend.

By Jon Ball

Published 11th Sep 2022,   Click Here

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Photographer with a 'focus on Mansfield' shares stunning snaps from across the community

A Mansfield man is sharing his stunning photos from across the district – celebrating the area’s beauty through the lens.

By Phoebe Cox

Published 26th Sep 2022,  Click Here

Derby Telegraph

The beautiful historic buildings in Derbyshire at risk of crumbling away forever

These ancient monuments are at risk of "rapid deterioration"

By Joseph Ash

Published 11:10, BST 10 NOV 2022  Click Here

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Drive to charge motorists at Pleasley pit hit a dead end

Visitors to the former Pleasley colliery site have given the thumbs up to a u-turn by the landowners over the introduction of parking charges.

By Wayne Swiffin

Published 6th Sep 2022, 12:09 BST- 2 min read  Click Here

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21 fascinating photos show life in Derbyshire during the last 100 years

We’ve dug into the archives to find some interesting images depicting life across the county over the last century.

By Julia Rodgerson

Published 20th Dec 2022, 11:52 BST  Click Here

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Showcasing some of Nottinghamshire's great sights

We asked our readers to send photos of their favourite Nottinghamshire scenes and sights – and what we got back did not disappoint. 

By Shelley Marriott

Published 22nd Jun 2023, 16:22 BST  Click Here

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Pleasley Pit

Proud Pleasley marks 150 years of pit life - before and since colliery closure

Doom and gloom enveloped coal mining communities in the Mansfield and Ashfield area when the pits began to close en masse in the 1980s and 1990s.

By Richard Silverwood

Published 5th Jul 2023, 10:48 BST- 4 min read  Click Here

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Thousands make Pleasley pit gala day a huge success after thunderstorm scare

A thunderstorm scare failed to prevent a gala day to celebrate 150 years of Pleasley pit being a huge success.

By Richard Silverwood

Published 11th Jul 2023, 12:10  Click Here

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Lancaster Bomber over Pleasley Pit

Iconic Lancaster Bomber amazes crowds as thousands of visitors flock to “wonderful” Derbyshire event

Thousands of visitors were treated to the sight of a historic Lancaster Bomber taking to the skies over Derbyshire – one of many attractions at a “wonderful” event.   

By Tom Hardwick

Published 12th Jul 2023,  Click Here

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Delight as Pleasley Pit awarded six-figure grant towards restoration

Restoration work at Pleasley Pit is set to begin following the award of a six-figure grant.

By Jon Ball 

Published 14th Jul 2023,  Click Here