Fig. 1: The South Normanton Colliery Disaster 1937: A talk by Roger West.
The South Normanton Colliery Disaster 1937: A talk by Roger West.
About the Event:
Local Historian, Roger West, presents a talk on the 1937 coalmining disaster at South Normanton Colliery, which occurred just over eighty-five years ago on 15th February 1937. Seven miners were killed in an explosion on 11’s coalface in the Waterloo seam.
South Normanton Colliery (1893-1951) was located on the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border and was known locally as Winterbank. Following closure it became a minewater pumping station until 1968 and then became the site of the NCB South Nottinghamshire Area Transport Depot until 1988. Today it is the site of the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet near J28 on the M1 motorway.
Date: Wednesday, 30th March 2022 at 7.00pm.
Venue: The Post Mill Centre, off Market Street, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ
Cost: Free entry. Donations accepted for the Conology Centre at Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
Short video about how the South Normanton Colliey disaster is remembered at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet.
Fig. 1: John T Bradshaw’s 1979 account of the 1937 South Normanton Colliery disaster. Photo Credit: MuBu Miner
Fig. 2: Demolition at South Normanton Colliery in 1969. Photo Credit: Coal Authority.
Fig. 3: Coalmining mural at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet. Photo Credit: MuBu Miner.