As the writing says, Tibshelf Colliery No. 2 (Bottom Pit) Rescue Team from 1932. Can anyone identify any of these gentlemen?
The Oil Well
Tibshelf’s main claim to fame is the location of the first mainland oilwell in England, as declared on the village signs. Production began in 1919 with 6 barrels a day. An overland pipeline was built from the oilwell over the fields to Pilsley Station to be loaded into railway tankers. In 1938, only 93 barrels were produced in that year, but the advent of the Second World War gave the well a stay of execution. The well finally ceased production in 1945, but it has been estimated that only 10% of the oil was ever extracted, so who knows, Tibshelf could become the new Texas yet!!!!!!!