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Derbyshire Record Office – Designing a Pit Village

Derbyshire Record Office – Designing a Pit Village

Our ‘Designing a Pit Village’ online exhibition shows how the small village of Ollerton was turned into a modern pit village in the 1920s. Housing for miners (with electricity and running water), a school, a cinema, a sports ground, even a band stand and dancing area were all included.

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(Image: Plan for houses for miners at Ollerton

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