Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

E is for Eastwood Male Voice Choir

The Eastwood Male Voice Choir recently celebrated its 90th anniversary.  Formed in 1919 by a group of officials from the Barber and Walker Company, it is one of the few remaining original colliery male voice choirs in Britain.  Members now come from many walks of life although a few retired miners are still members. 

2010 saw the 25th anniversary of the last coalmine in Eastwood.  Moorgreen finished production in late July 1985 after 120 years of life. 

For more details see www.eastwoodcollieriesmvc.co.uk

 

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    karen webb February 22nd, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Hi David,
    Are you planning to include details on Durban House in your A-Z? I see it only goes from E-N currently?

    We would certainly be grateful of any additional publicity given our currrent predicament

    Karen

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    David March 9th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hello Karen

    D is for DH Lawrence Heritage was posted on the A to Z of East Midlands Coalmining Heritage on 9th December 2010. I know A for Annesley Boys Register and B for the Bolsover Colliery Company Souvenier was somehow lost but DH Lawrence Heritage should still be in place.

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    David April 10th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Karen

    The A -Z has now been adjusted to include everything from A to N. The A – Z to be continued.

    Good news about the University of Nottingham’s involvement with Durban House Heritage Centre. Hopefully soon we can have a look at enhancing the coalmining section once I have confirmation of my bursary extention from Renaissance East Midlands.

 

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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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