Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Mansfield and Ashfield’s Miners Galas

The Mansfield and Ashfield Newspaper, the Chad, will be running an article on Miners Gala’s in March’s “Chad Retro”.  The Retro is a pull out section that looks back at issues in local history around the Mansfield and Ashfield regions.

During the last year a photo of Kirkby Summit miners at the 1968 Miners Gala came to light (see K is for Kirkby Memorial).  Also a local miner has some movie footage of the 1968 Gala which the MuBu Miner will be collecting in the near future. 

The MuBu miner has some footage from a 1977 Panorama Programme which features the 1977 Miners Gala with then Chancellor, Dennis Healey, being given a hard time by some of the Notts Miners during the speeches in the marquee.

The parade, which used to be organised by the Notts Area of the NUM,  assembled on Chesterfield Rd in Mansfield and marched to Berry Hill Park where the Notts Miners HQ was, and still is, based.  The last gala took place in the early 1980′s.

 

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    David Amos February 21st, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    On the Our Mansfield and Area website are several images from Miners Galas in Mansfield in the 1960′s and 1970′s. The images can be found under the industry section – mining.

    The website address is;

    http://www.ourmansfieldandarea.org.uk

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    David March 9th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I have had a look at the Miners Gala photos on the Our Mansfield and Area website. Excellent website, very user friendly and some good information on. Keep up the good work. I am planning to put a page on the Our Mansfield website with details from the Bolsover Colliery Company’s 50th anniversary booklet from 1939. I was recently loaned a copy and scanned details from the booklet.

 

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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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