Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) – Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall, May 2019.

Event: Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015).

A look at East Midlands coalmining over a 50 years period with the aim to capture public opinion on the role of the industry during that era. The travelling exhibition features a selection of iconic coalmining photographs in various themes: Introduction, Context, Coalmining Communities, Women in Coalmining, Unity is Strength?, Rationalisation and Closures and Legacies of East Midlands Coalmining. Visitors are encouraged to leave their comments after viewing the exhibition – a ballot box, postcards and post-its form part of the exhibition. Following the visit to Harworth and Bircotes, the exhibition moves on to the National Coalmining Museum for England during June 2019.

Dates: 2nd May to 30th May 2019 (see poster below for opening times).

Venue: Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall, Scrooby Road, Harworth, DN11 8JP.


Event Organiser: Nottingham Trent University – The Exhibition is funded by the Global Heritage Research Fund.

Further Details: From Natalie Braber (NTU) at Tel: (0115) 8484 3011 or by e-mail at



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