Thanks in advance but do you have any more details of the location of Norman Colliery, Samuel Shaw was my GGGrandfather.
As you rightly say Terry, the colliery was owned (or leased) by Samuel Shaw. It was named after Doctor Norman who held the mineral rights.
There is a Norman Street in the Ilkeston area obviously named after him. The pit was a small drift mine with an air shaft and is among a vast number of other shallow mines as seen on the plan, to the left of the Erewash Canal (blue), name to right coloured over in yellow. (and is located on plan 927), S Shaw written behind it. Only a few men would have worked there. The lease area would have been small and it would have been pick and shovel work in headings and possible pillar and stall and more than likely hand wallowing to get containers of coal to the surface up the adit. Candles for illumination and the ventilation would have been poor, relying on the air shaft to create a flow. However I have found no reports of deaths or major incidents. The streets are coloured brown. It is a location plan on 6" to 1 mile scale referring to most abandonment plans, if deposited, and cluttered with symbols etc but a black filled circle is a shaft and a triangle is a drift or adit down to the seam. Generally In that area the Soft coal (Deep Soft) and the Hard coal (Deep Hard) and Piper seam were worked, all about 1m thick max generally. It would be a wet pit due to being close to the surface.
Note, today a modern coal face using the latest equipment can produce more in one day than any of the small mines in that area did in the several years they were open.
The paragraph below is from the Healey Hero, Bob Bradley site as you have found
Carr Close, Ilkeston, Deep Soft and Roof coal was abandoned about July 1879. No1 Engine pit 60 yards (54.8m) and No2 Wind shaft and DC 56 yards (51.2m). Mould and Co worked one part to 25th March 1879, one working reaching a fault in 1875 and old shaft in Dr Norman's freehold. Another part was worked by Bostock and a further part by Smith to Lady Day (25th March). To the south were workings from Norman Colliery (Samuel Shaw) an adit and old shaft 26 yards (23.8m). The whole area was leased to Bostock and Watson, Surveyor FC Gillett.
Out of interest see also Norman Street Pit, 1926 Strike.