My interest in Summit Colliery began through researching my family history.
Both my grand-fathers worked at this pit and I grew up within the sight of the pit so I was used to the sight and sound of the pit.
My mother used to tell me that I went to sleep and woke up with the pit blowers but I used to wake up on the 10 p.m. night blower and I did not go to sleep until the 5 a.m. morning blower. I suppose you could say that I was a very young night shift worker.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped to make this project possible.
The Nottinghamshire Living History Archive Millennium Awards Scheme for granting me this opportunity.
Everyone who has allowed me to interview them.
Denis and Sam for their support.
My good friend and mentor Pauline Marples without whom I would have had the confidence to even start this project.
Mervyn Mason for some of the photographs.
Finally to my husband for his support and help through this project.
I hope you enjoy looking at this site.