The two-year Heritage Lottery Funded Project aims to collected mining memories from the Nottinghamshire coalfield as an educational resource for future generations. The Project is collecting mining memories from six former mining communities at Ollerton, Blidworth, Rainworth (Rufford Colliery), Hucknall, Linby and Newstead. The Project has just completed its first year and is in the process of collecting audio testimonies from miners in these former communities.
The Mining Memories Roadshow visited Newstead on 13th October 2011 and pupils from Newstead Primary School and Kirkby College visited the exhibition to learn about aspects of coalmining in the former Nottinghamshire coalfield. For further details of the Project contact the Notts Area (NUM) Ex and Retired Miners Association on (01623) 416895 or by e-mail on email@example.com
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 is 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.