Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Newstead Pit Sculptures

Sculptures of coalmining tools were recently unveiled on the former site of Newstead Colliery, Nottinghamshire.  The sculptures were designed by local artist Lewis Morgan with the help of children from Newstead and Annesley Primary Schools.   The designs depict a pick axe, a shovel and a sledge hammer, each sculpture having a nature theme added to the handles.

Plans are currently afoot to turn the  former pit sites of Newstead and Annesley into a Country Park, complete with a visitors centre.  Watch out for the forthcoming Headstocks Festival in early September when two of the headline bands are Echo and the Bunnymen and the Lightning Seeds – start acts from the 1980′s.  Oh hazy days  - pure and simple every time!

 

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    Steve Hargreaves October 3rd, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    What a shame that the location isn’t depicted with a plaque:- some information about Newstead colliery … It’s year of foundation and demise … as example.

 

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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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