Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Bilsthorpe Heritage Society

Recently it was my pleasure to meet some of the Committee Members from the Bilsthorpe Heritage Society.  The group was formed in 1997 following the closure of Bilsthorpe Colliery with the aim to try and ensure that the coalmining, agricultural and social history of Bilsthorpe remains an integral part of the village community development.

Bilsthorpe is a 20th century coalmining community which developed in the late 1920′s.  The Stanton Company developed the sinking of the pit between 1927 and 1927 and the subsequent development of the village followed.  In all the pit was in production for 70 years.

The group are working towards getting a permanent exhibition for their vast collection of memorabilia, much of which was salvaged from the pit when it closed.  They regularly go to various heritage exhibitions and work with schools on coalmining history based projects.

For further details of the Society e-mail on:      bilsthorpe.heritage@yahoo.co.uk

 

Comments

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    Neil Mudford July 17th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Do you hold Chad photos from 1970-2 regarding the Miss Eastwood competitions of that year?

    Rgds,

    Neil Mudford

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    David September 29th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Hello Neil – Not got the photos you mentioned but I think dome of the Chad photo archive went to the Bilsthorpe Museum earlier this year. The museum is on Cross Street in Bilsthorpe and is open 10am – 2pm I think on Monday’s and Wednesday’s.

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    Mark September 29th, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    Does anyone know what happened to Chadburn, Richardson, Lynk and Prendergast?

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    David September 30th, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    They are all most certainly retired and all getting on a bit nowadays! I’ve not heard anything about their whereabouts for quite some time. They all featured in my Vol. 4 of a History of the Nottinghamshire Miners (1980-1985) which was published in March 2014.

 

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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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