Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Rail and Canal Historical Society Walk – Ripley 1st July 2011

The East Midlands Branch of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (R & CHS) held one its summer heritage walks recently around Ripley in Derbyshire. The evening walk looked at the remains of the famous Butterley Company Works (mostly demolished 2010) and then followed a heritage based route to Ripley mainly via the former trackbed of the Butterley Junction to Ripley branch. Twenty people attended the walk which was led by Jeff Smith and David Amos.

Large parts of the walk included aspects of coalmining history in the Ripley region. The main reason for the complex network of railway lines in that region was because of coal. Deep coalmining finsihed in the Ripley region in the late 1960′s.

On the walk we passed the site of the former Pentrich Colliery which closed in 1946.

 

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    David July 14th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    The next industrial heritage walk of the East Midlands Branch of the R

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    David July 14th, 2011 at 10:11 am

    The next industrial heritage walk of the East Midlands Group of the Railway and Canal Historical Society takes place on the evening of 5th August 2011. The walk is along the remains of the Grantham Canal from Gamston to the River Trent near Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Meet at the entrance to Morrisons at Gamston for a 18.45 start. The walk is planned to finish at Nottingham for 21.30.

    For further details contact walk leader Jeff Smith on 01159 731291

 

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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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