Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

B is for the Bolsover Colliery Company – Golden Jubilee Souvenir

B is for the Bolsover Company

Bolsover Colliery Company – Golden Jubilee Souvenir (1889 – 1939)

This gem of a booklet was loaned to me recently by an old miner and gives a potted history of the once vast Bolsover Company which ran six collieries in the Derbyshire and Notts coalfields. 

Collieries the Company ran were as follows

Bolsover – sunk 1889 – closed 1993

Cresswell – sunk 1895 – closed 1991

Mansfield (Crown Farm) – sunk 1904/05 – closed 1988

Rufford – sunk 1912/13 – closed 1993

Clipstone – sunk 1920/22 – closed 2005

Thoresby – sunk 1927/28 – still open, the last working colliery in the Notts Coalfield. 

The Company was a  benevolent employer and built the “Model Villages” at Cresswell, Forest Town, Rainworth and Edwinstowe.  The Company also ran a Camp at Rhyl in North Wales.  It is fitting that one of the last operating collieries in the country is a Bolsover Company pit.

 

 
 

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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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