Coal, Community and Change at Pleasley

Mine-craft the Prequel finale event at Pleasley Pit Visitors Centre on 3rd July 2024. 

Mine-craft the Prequel: Project Finale Event Image Gallery

 

Image gallery from the finale event of the 2023-24 Nottingham Trent University coalmining heritage project, ‘Mine-craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal’, at Pleasley Pit on 3rd July 2024. 

More details about the Pleasley Pit site at https://www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk/

 

Pleasley Colliery and Visitors Centre, venue for the Mine-craft the Prequel project finale event.

Paul Fillingham from Mine2Minds Education presenting at the Mine-craft the Prequel finale event, 3rd July 2024

Project launch of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail at the Mine-craft the Prequel finale event. 

QR code for the start of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail. 

Former pit electrician, Dave Hart, accessing the QR code for start of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail. 

L2R: Paul Fillingham (Mine2Minds Education), Sid Harvey (ex Teversal & Sutton miner & local historian) & Natalie Braber (Nottingham Trent University) at the Mine-craft the Prequel finale event.

Preserved Dosco Mk2A roadheading machine, part of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail. 

The preserved Markham winding engine, part of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail. 

David Amos (Mine2Minds Education) chatting with the family of ex Shirland & Silverhill miner, Pete Thompson, at the Silverhill Colliery electric winding consul at Pleasley Pit. 

Going Cheep! Pit canaries in the lampcabin section at Pleasley Pit. 

Outside the pit cage at the south pit top area of the preserved Pleasley Pit. 

Snap Time at the Mine-craft the Prequel finale event – 3rd July 2024. 

Mine-craft the Prequel: Project Finale Event 

 

Coal, Community and Change at Pleasley

Mine-craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal 2023-24

About the Event: Finale event for the 2023-24 Nottingham Trent University funded coalmining heritage project, ‘Mine-craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal’. The main aims of the project was to add information (meta- data) to photographs from the Coal Authority archive and use them as a basis for storytelling. The project was based on six case studies at Whitwick and Snibston collieries (Leicestershire), Silverhill Colliery (Nottinghamshire), Pleasley and Markham collieries (North Derbyshire) and the Nottinghamshire NUM Miners Gala. 

 

Venue: Pleasley Pit Visitors Centre, Pit Lane, Pleasley, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7PH.

 

Date and Times: Wednesday, 3rd July 2024 (11am – 3.00pm)

 

Free Event, all welcome

 

Format and agenda for the event 

10.30am – 11am  Arrival and tea / coffee

11am – 12.30pm Presentations about the Mine-craft the Prequel project by Natalie Braber, Paul Fillingham and David Amos plus Q and A session afterwards.

12.30pm- 1.30pm  Launch of the Pleasley Pit coalmining heritage digital trail

1.30pm – 3pm  Lunch (Snap Time) and viewing of the Mine-craft the Prequel project display.

3pm  End of event

 

Further details:  Lunch provided free as part of the event.  Free car parking near to the Pleasley Pit site. For further details about the event please contact Prof. Natalie Braber, Nottingham Trent University by e-mail at natalie.braber@ntu.ac.uk or phone at 0115 848 3011

More details about the Pleasley Pit site at https://www.pleasleypittrust.org.uk/

 

The preserved Pleasley Colliery, venue for the Mine-craft the Prequel project finale event. 

Mine-craft the Prequel project display at Snibston Colliery Park Heritage Day, Leicestershire, on 21st April 2024.