Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

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Full Circle Project

Movie Archive for Central England (MACE) – Full Circle Project

The Full Circle Project is looking for old film or video footage to convert to a digital format.  The MuBu coalmining project is looking for any archive mining footage from the former East Midlands coalfields as part of the Full Circle Project. 

Already a couple of small clips of footage from Kirkby Summit Collieryin the 1960′s have come to light.  One clip shows an headstock wheel being changed whilst the other shows the Kirkby NUM Branch members carrying a coffin at the 1968 Notts NUM Gala.  The inscription on the side of the coffin reads – Kirkby Colliery – Murdered by NCB Promises.  The Kirkby Superpit project came to grief in 1968 with the closure of the pit, along with Langton and Brookhill,  during the demise of the industry in the Robens era.  Significant investment had been put into the superpit project and potential coal reserves were estimated at 70 years in 1963. 

Anyone interested party with any suitable mining footage should contact the MuBu miner on 01773 760030 0r david.amos99@ntlworld.com 

 
 

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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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