Fig. 1: Historical Coalmining Entertainer, David Coleman, aka The Eastwood Pitman.  Photo Credit: MuBu Miner

David Coleman, Historical Coalmining Entertainer, performs at Underwood, Saturday 26th February 2022.


About the Event:

Historical Coalmining Entertainer, David Coleman, aka ‘The Eastwood Pitman’, ex coalminer and mines rescue, takes his unique one man show to St Michaels Church, Underwood, Nottinghamshire, on Saturday 26th February 2022. In the show, David tells local tales of coalmining folklore and recites poetry, using broad local dialect and mining terminology. Many of the stories and poems are from his 2017 publication, ‘A Nottinghamshire Pitmans Story’, published by Dayglo Books. 

David presents the show dressed as a 1950’s coalminer, complete in pit muck, using authentic coalmining equipment and artefacts.  On show at the event will be church plans, registers and old photographs.


Date:  Saturday, 26th February 2022. Doors open at 2.00pm with the main event at 3.00pm.


Cost: £4 per person. Others £1.  Accompanied children under 12 years of age free.


Tickets / Bookings: Pay on the door on the day.


Public Transport: Trent Barton Rainbow 1 and Black Cat bus services serve Underwood. Nearest bus stop to St Michaels Church is Underwood Miners Welfare Institute. It is a short walk from there to the church.


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