Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

L is for Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre

The Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre is based in the former Methodist Chapel on West Street in the former mining community of Whaley Thorns.  The Centre is the home for various collections of artefacts with a strong industrial base.  Coalmining plays a very strong part of the collection, the area having a rich coalmining heritage.  Langwith Colliery closed in 1977.

Admission is free and the centre is open Wednesday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10am – 3pm.  Various events take place throughout the year including walks, talks and exhibitions.  The staff at the centre are very friendly and a proper mug of tea awaits those who ask!  The centre is ideally situated near Langwith Whaley Thorns Station on the Robin Hood Line between Mansfield and Worksop.

 

 

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    David October 13th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Unfortunately the Heritage Centre at Whaley Thorns has now closed. All the artefacts went to auction during September 2011. The group which runs the centre did not have enough money to continue paying the rent on the old Chapel which housed the collection. Tragic!

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    David January 2nd, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Unfortunately the Langwith / Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre closed in the late summer of 2011. A lack of funding meant there was no funds available to continue running the centre. All the artefacts went for auction. A sad state of events!

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    David June 16th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    Hello Ann – Thanks for letting me know, I’ll check my diary and fit in a date for coming to have a look at your new place. What are the opening days and hours?

 

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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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