Coal, Community and Change at Pleasley

Oral History workshop run by the East Midlands Oral History Archive at Kirkby-in-Ashfield library in February 2022.

Oral History Workshop: Mine-craft the Prequel project


About the Event: A free half day oral history workshop run by the East Midlands Oral History Achive from the University of Leicester covering the basics of recording, saving and transcribing oral testimoney. The event is part of the 2023-24 heritage project, ‘Mine-Craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal‘, funded by the Innovative Knowledge Exchange Fund at Nottingham Trent University.

The workshop will be useful for anyone using, or thinking of using oral history, as part of their local history projects or for individual research.


Venue: Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, DE4 3FE


Date and Times: Tuesday, 19th September 2023 (10am – 1pm)


Cost: Free event


Further details: To book a place on the free oral history workshop please contact Prof. Natalie Braber by e-mail at or complete the contact form on the Mining Heritage website.


The late Helen Sharp and David Amos recording ‘The Miners Lot’ at Eastwood in 2011 as part of the MuBu Coalmining Project. 

How oral history used to be done! Local history pack at Eastwood Library. 

Oral history being recorded as part of a guided heritage walk on the ‘Steaming Back’ to Kirkby project in October 2022. 

Former Colliery Safety Engineer, Dave Wain, being interviewed for the Nottingham Trent University’s East Midlands Pit Talk project in 2018.