Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

MuBu Miner visits Chesterfield Museum

Following a WEA (Workers Education Association) Seminar in Chesterfield on 12th March 2011 the MuBu miner payed a short visit to Chesterfield museum.  Various display boards gave information on the coalmining industry around Chesterfield and there was a display of various coalmining artefacts including picks, helmets, miners flame safety lamps and a stuffed canary from the local Markham Colliery.

Deep coalmining finished in North Derbyshire in 1993 when the last three collieries, namely Bolsover, Markham and Shirebrook all closed.  Deep mining in the southern part of the old NCB North Derbyshire Area finished much earlier than this when Ormonde Colliery, near Heanor, closed in 1970.

Mining artefacts - Chesterfield Museum

 
 

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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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