Eastwood Coal, Community & Change event at Eastwood Library on 25th May 2023. Photo Credit: Inspire Eastwood Library.
Eastwood Library: Coal, Communities and Change event
Images from the Inspire Libraries Coalmining Heritage event, Eastwood Library, Thursday, 25th May 2023
About the event: Coalmining heritage event as part of Inspire Libraries and Culture ‘Hands on Heritage’ month with displays, historical coalmining entertainment, coalmining artefacts and oral history. Featuring David Coleman, Historical Coalmining Entertainer, Anthony Kirby’s coalmining artefacts display, coalmining heritage photograph displays and oral history by the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum.
Former Eastwood miner, Anthony Kirby, displaying a photo of him on S5’s coalface at Thoresby Colliery in 2013. Photo by MuBu Miner
Moorgreen Colliery (1865-1985), Eastwood’s last deep coalmine.
David Coleman, The Eastwood Pitman, Historical Coalmining Entertainer.
Rev FW Cobb photo collection of coalmining around Eastwood circa 1913.
Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir display
Margaret Thatcher, Leader of the Opposition, on a visit to Moorgreen Colliery in 1976.
Photograph exhibition by Beauvale Photography Society of former Nottinghamshire colliery sites in 2023.
Carolyn Melbourne (right) from the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, having a chat with visitors to the Eastwood Library coalmining heritage day, 25th May 2023. Photo Credit – Inspire Eastwood Library.
Preserved wooden tandem headstocks at the former Brinsley Colliery site near Eastwood.
Photographer, Neil Pledger (left) and coalmining historian, Anthony Kirby (right) at the Eastwood Library Coal, Community and Change event on 25th May 2023.
Plaque from the DH Lawrence literary trail around Eastwood.