Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

An Audience with the Pitman

Seventy people recently attended a very entertaining evening presented by David Coleman, The Eastwood Pitman. The show took place at Ironville Church Hall on the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border. David is a Historical Coalmining Entertainer and his one man show covers tales, short stories and poems from mining’s past. He dresses up in period miners gear c 1950′s. The MuBu Miner assisted David by providing the equipment to show some mining archive footage as part of the show.

In total £365 was raised at the event for the Ironville Christ Church CCIA decorating fund. An expression of appreciation was given by the Vicar of Ironville, the Rev Frank Mercurio. Refreshments were served which reflected miners “snap” i.e. Bread and Jam / Dripping plus bottles of water.

 
 

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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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