Pit loses fight for Life

August 1983

Pit loses fight

Newspaper column: ‘Pit loses life for its Life’, 12th August 1983. Source: Notts Free Press 

Pye Hill No2

Pye Hill No.2 Colliery and screening plant just prior to closure in August 1985. Source: David Amos collection

Pye Hill No2

Pye Hill No.1 Colliery at Underwood, formerly called Selston Colliery. Source: David Amos collection

Pit loses fight for Life

NUM General Secretary, Henry Richardson commented that ‘all 1,000 men at Pye Hill and 920 at Moorgreen were either assured of jobs or redundancy but his real worry is that they will not be able to guarantee this for further closures’. 

1984

Strike

1985

Fallout