THORESBY THE END OF THE MINE
Thoresby Colliery, the last pit in Nottinghamshire, closed in July 2015 bringing to an end over 900 hundred years of mining in the county.
Prior to its closure I spent nine months documenting the site, the buildings and the people and have created an archive of images recording the pit in its final days. Here is a selection of images from the project. I have also published a book - please see below for details
THORESBY THE END OF THE MINE BOOK
A limited edition book is now SOLD OUT.
With 138 pages and over 200 images this large, quality printed book provides a record of the surface site, buildings and people of Thoresby during its final days.
Here is a short audio visual, I hope you enjoy it.
This is what people are saying :
“Brilliant pictures recording living history with a heart and soul before all is demolished and visually forgotten…. forever”.
“It is a beautiful book of photographs which is, in my opinion, hugely important for the history of Nottinghamshire and of appeal to local historians, the general public and for the images alone, photographers”
“The images are all monochrome, photographed and reproduced in exceptionally high quality”.
“It is an excellent book but also something to show my grandchildren about life in a colliery”.
“Absolutely superb. Your work on Thoresby is marvellous especially with the use of monochrome”
“It is an excellent book well worth buying”
"Chris Upton's pictures stand as a poignant record of Thoresby pit and the people who worked there"