Awsworth pit shafts

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THIS photo shows the shafts at Awsworth pit yard, also known as Glasshouse Yard.

You can see Jolly Colliers pub and the Cricketers Rest in the picture.

Jolly Colliers opened in 1864 and closed for trading in 1956.

It was demolished in 1978 and turned into a bungalow.

The Cricketers Rest was built on what is now the football pitch on Shilo.