Mining Heritage, East Midlands – News and Events
Proposed coal mining arts and heritage project based on the coal mining memorials in the East Midlands at Bilsthorpe, Eastwood, Heanor, Coalville and Church Gresley.
Watnall Colliery, sunk by the Barber Walker Company and known locally as ‘Watna’, finished production on 23rd December 1950.
Blog commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the tragic underground accident at Creswell Colliery which occurred on 26th September 1950.
Closure of the Pye Hill Complex on 9th August 1985 ends deep coal mining in western Nottinghamshire.
Blog commemorating thirty-five years since the last Eastwood pit, Nottinghamshire, closed – Those Coal Town Days!
Mining Heritage Video
Snap Tin. Based on ‘Coal Miner’ by G.A.W. Tomlinson (c.1930) shot on location at the D.H. Lawrence Museum and National Coal Mining Museum for England.
Historian and former mining surveyor, Dr Robert Bradley charts the development of the iconic colliery headstocks
‘A Requiem for Coal’ commemorates the end of 700 years of coal mining in Nottinghamshire, with traditional stories, songs and readings from D.H. Lawrence who came from a mining family in the county.