The National Mining Memorabilia Association (NMMA)
The NMMA was set up in 1996 by a number of mottie collectors based around the county. The reason for setting up the Association was to counteract the high prices being demanded by market traders for mining memorabilia in the aftermath of the demise of the coal industry in the 1980′s and 1990′s. The aim of the association is to promote trade and mutual interest between members. The main subject areas the NMMA deal in is pit motties, lapel badges, lamps and general coalmining memorabilia such as old helmets.
The NMMA have regular meetings around the country and new membership is only £10 per year and includes an NMMA Badge. The next meeting is Sunday 6th February 2011 (10.30am) at the Milton Hall, Elsecar, South Yorks. S74 8ES.
Details of the NMMA from Secretary Jeremy Winter, Northcliffe Cottage, Newton Road, Newton Solney, Derbyshire, DE15 OTG. Tel (01283) 539963
The NMMA website can be found at http://clix.to/NMMA
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.