Thoresby – The End of the Mine

An amazing book commemorating the closure of Thoresby, the last deep mine in Nottinghamshire.

The Client

Chris Upton is a Nottinghamshire based award winning photographer specialising in Travel, Landscape and Reportage photography. He is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and his work is sold around the world..

The Brief

Chris spent 9 months prior to the closure of Thoresby Colliery documenting the site, the buildings and the people and created an archive of images recording the pit in its final days. Chris’ aim was to share these images with the public as an important piece of social history. Chris approached Prime Group to produce a short run, high quality book that sympathetically commemorated the closure of the pit.

The Result

The Thoresby Colliery book ‘The End of the Mine’ contains 138 pages and over 200 evocative black and white images. We worked extensively with Chris producing the book on our HP Indigo 10000 press ensuring that the photography was accurately matched by the printing process and every detail captured to the finest detail. The book was bound, gloss laminated and foil blocked in gloss black to give the book a ‘coal’ look.


‘I just wanted to say a big thank you to the team for doing such a great job printing my book which is getting fantastic reviews for both the images and the print quality. I know that printing black and white images is not easy but I’m delighted with the result. I hope you are too.’

Chris Upton