Title: Chopwell Miners Lodge members with banner, 1926
Reference Number: GL001001
Item Description: After the First World War, coal production in Chopwell started to go down. Short time working, redundancy and sackings were common as the depression set in. There was considerable interest in socialism within the village which earned Chopwell, the name of "Little Moscow". There was a miners strike on June 22nd 1925, lasting until December 1926. No. 2 Pit never drew coal again, It stood idle until 1931 when the cages were removed. The pit head was demolished in 1946 and the shaft filled in during 1961.
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