Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Alfreton Heritage Fair – 23rd October 2011

Alfreton and Jacksdale Local Heritage Groups recently put on an excellent Heritage Fair at Alfreton Leisure Centre in Derbyshire.  Over forty local heritage and history organisations were represented at the Fair.  All benefits from the well attended event went to a local charity.  Many of the organisations included aspects of coalmining history in their presentations.

 
 

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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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