Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Having the Crack – what was it?

 

The Eastwood Pitman in full flow!

Having the Crack was a distinct type of dry, quick witted humour that existed, not only in the pits, but in many of the traditional heavy British industries.  Have a neb at David Coleman, the Eastwood Pitman, telling a funny story about a miner’s snap tin   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLrrs5MI8oM

This section aims to collect some of the humorous bits connected to the coalmining industry – witty quotes, short stories, poems and cartoons.

 

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    David October 12th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Recently, Johnny (Wag) Harris, a former pit colleague at Annesley, suggested we start a run of funny “pit quotes” that we could remember from times past. This part of the DEN MuBu Mining website will aim to do a representation of the more humorous side of coalmining or “Having the Crack”.

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    Jane Baile November 5th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I have heard him talking and he is very good.

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    David June 16th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Hello Jane – I will be doing a bit of the “Having the Crack – Pit Humour & Pit Poetry” at the Annesley Old Church Literary Festival on Saturday 13th July (2pm – 5pm).

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    David April 22nd, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Doing Having the Crack presentation at Laxton Local History Society on Wed 19th Nov 2014 at 7.30pm.

 

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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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