Ceremony to mark closure of last pit

Hatfield Colliery
Hatfield Colliery

A ceremony today will mark the end of mining at Hatfield Colliery.

The Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones will be presented with the last piece of coal produced at the colliery, which has been in operation for nearly 100 years.

The mine is blaming energy taxes and cheaper imported coal for the closure of what is the last mine in South Yorkshire.