I hope that I can help a little about the coal mines in the Mosborough district in the early 19th century. In the 1820s, Mess'rs Sayles and Bibbs had a colliery at the top of Mosborough Moor."Moorhole colliery" They sold the colliery to George Wells of Eckington in the early 1830s for £2,500. George Wells died in 1835 and his sons George and Joseph took over the business and with the money that they had inherited they went on to sink another pit just below the Moorhole colliery and called it