Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Welbeck Colliery – The End

The headstocks at Welbeck Colliery were demolished on Thursday 31st March 2011.  The colliery finished production in April 2010 and was latterley run by UK Coal.  The colliery was sunk by the New Hucknall Colliery Company from Huthwaite and commenced production in 1915. 

The closure leaves just one colliery in the East Midlands – Thoresby Colliery near Edwinstowe in Nottinghamshire.  The colliery employs around 500 miners.

 
 

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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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