Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

P is for Pleasley Colliery

The Friends of Pleasley Colliery.

Pleasley Colliery is situated between Mansfield and Chesterfield on the A617.  The colliery finished production in 1983 when it merged with the nearby Shirebrook Colliery.  Both headstocks , complete with steam winding engines are now preserved on the site and looked after by the Friends of Pleasley Colliery.  Various open days take place each year with a number of added attractions being present.  The shafts were sunk by the Stanton Ironworks Company in the 1873-1875 period.

The MuBu Miner visted Pleasley during the second weekend of September 2010 when the site opened as part of the heritage weekend, a nationwide initiative when sites of historical interest open their doors to the public.

 
 

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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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