Jose Henriquez.one of the 33 trapped Chilean miners visited the region on Friday 28th January 2011 to talk about his and the other miners experiences of being trapped underground for 69 days in the copper mine. The meeting was held at the East Kirkby Miners Welfare, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, in the heart of the former Notts coalfield, and was attended by several hundred people.
At the meeting Mr Henriquez met George Atterby, aged 82, a survivor from the Sutton Colliery Explosion in 1957.
To find details of the event plus a video go to www.chad.co.uk
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 is 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.