The image is a copy of a painting of Orgreave Hall, by W. Nicholson, the family home of John Sorby b.1755 and later Richard Wilfred Sorby b.1840 his grandson. Although the artist is not known for sure, the painting is of similar style and the signatures match a William Nicholson (Registered Scottish Artist, RSA) 1781-1844.It is not known how much of a true to life depiction or idealized view the picture is or when it was commissioned. It must have been painted prior to Wilfred Richard’s tenure since Wilfred was born in 1840.It is known that Wilfred Richard’s daughter Gertrude Rowena Sorby passed the painting along to her descendants in the Waterfall family. There is an additional photo of Orgreave Hall on this website when it was used as a social club and administrative offices by the NCB. Although a listed building, it was not enough to save it and the building slipped into a poor state of repair, before it was demolished in 1993 to make way for the expansion of the Orgreave Mine and coke processing plant.