Coal, Community and Change at Pleasley

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

Mine-craft the Prequel – Project Finale Event 


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 or phone at 0115 848 3011

More details about the Pleasley Pit site at


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. 

Previous coalmining heritage event at Pleasley Pit Visitors Centre in 2022.

Mine-craft the Prequel project workshop event at Teversal Trails Visitors Centre in February 2024.