Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

The MuBu Miner vists Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

Whaley Thorns is situated near the former coal mining community of Langwith.  The Heritage Centre is situated in a former Methodist Chapel and includes a small section which looks at coalmining  around Langwith.  A Heritage tour around the local area can be explored and a series of guided heritage take place on various dates.  I met one of the local co-ordinators, Tony Warrener, a wealth of information on the area and like most local historians with a passion for their patch – he could talk for England. 

The Heritage Centre is well situated off the Robin Hood Line, near Whaley Thorns station.

 

The MuBu Miner

 
 

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The MuBu Coalmining Project took place from April 2010 to the end of March 2012.  The remit was two-fold - firstly to see how the once vast coalmining industry in the East Midlands was represented in the Heritage sector and secondly to bring aspects of social media to that representation. The Coal mining project was funded by Renaissance East Midlands (REM) and the Centre for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the University of Nottingham. The Bursary holder was Dr. David Amos who completed a PhD on the 1984-85 Miners Strike in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. David is an ex miner, having worked in the deep mining coal industry at Annesley Colliery for 24 years.

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