Mining Heritage, East Midlands – News and Events
Gedling Colliery, in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield, closed thirty years ago in November 1991. Locally, it was known as the ‘Pit of Nations’ because of its very diverse workforce from the 1950’s onwards.
Book launch, music and poetry at The Pit Micro Pub, Newstead Village, Nottinghamshire on Tuesday evening, 23rd November 2021, starting at 7.30pm Tickets £8 per head with supper included.
Eastwood Hall has a long historical connection with the local coal mining industry and was the residence of the Walker family for a time in the 19th century, one half of Barber Walker Co, Ltd.
From the Pits to Paris: Free Exhibition of the artwork of George Bissill (1896-1973), Derbyshire’s Forgotten Pitman Painter, at the Erewash Museum, Ilkeston from 2nd September to 19th November 2021.
Free on line workshop on Friday morning, 16th July 2021, as part of the coal mining heritage project ‘Mine-Craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal’.
A brief account of the colliery’s intriguing 135 year old history (1865-2000). Known locally as being as a ‘Family Pit’, it was the last deep mine to operate in the NCB South Nottinghamshire Area.
Proposed coal mining arts and cultural project based on the coal mining memorials and monuments in the East Midlands at Bilsthorpe, Eastwood, Heanor, Coalville and Church Gresley.
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.