Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

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B is for Banners (Mining Trade Union Banners)

How many of the Trade Union banners from East Midlands pits have survived the rundown of the industry over the last two and a half decades?  They were once a common site during miners galas and strikes when the branch banner was paraded.  Most of the banners were last seen during the year long dispute of 1984-85.

Some survive in storage at the UDM Miners office in Mansfield.  Among them is the Annesley NUM Banner which was delivered new to the branch just two-months prior to the start of the 1984-85 strike period.

 
 

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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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