Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Ashfield Heritage Bus Tour

On Friday 9th September 2011 I took a tour on the Ashfield Heritage Bus tour arranged by Denis Hill, Heritage and Tourism Officer for Ashfield District Council.  The excellently organised tour took 16 interested people around the district viewing the rich heritage that Ashfield has to offer.  Sites visited included Annesley Hall, Jacksdale Wharf, Old Kirkby, Lindley’s Old Windmill at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Teversal Vistors Centre, Teveral Village and Skegby.

The tour incorporated many aspects of coalmining heritage, showing  the strong cultural links the Ashfield region has with the coal industry.  Included on the tour were the former collieries and coalmining villages of Annesley and Newstead, the mining memorial in Underwood Church Yard, Jacksdales mining memorial, the remains of Portland No.1 Colliery and the coal garden at Teversal .

 

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    David Amos September 25th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Coal-mining connections passed on the tour included:

    Annesley Colliery Village (the Rows) and the site of the former Annesley Colliery – closed 2000. Mining memorial sited here.

    Newstead Colliery Village and the site of the former Newstead Colliery -closed 1987
    Mining memorial sited here.

    Underwood – site of former Pye Hill No.1 Colliery – closed 1985. Mining memorial sited in local churchyard.

    Jacksdale – site of Pye Hill No.2 Colliery. Mining memorial sited in Jacksdale village. The pit closed in 1985.

    Selston – site of New Selston Colliery – merged with Pye Hill in 1956 and now the site of a 9 hole golf course. The Crescent , a local set of former pit-houses exist.

    Selston – Kirkby: passed site of former Portland No.1 Colliery – the remains of the 1820 colliery was dug up in 2006. The pit closed during the Great War.
    Also nearby the headstock wheels are sited from the former Bentinck Colliery – the Coal Prep plant and Drift closed here in 2000, the last coalface being in 1991.

    Teversal Visitors Centre – near to here were the former Stanton Co. collieries of Teversal – closed 1980 and Silverhill – closed 1992. A coal-garden memorial exists here.

    Sutton Colliery – we passed the site of the former “Brierley Pit”. Nearby is the site of the Brierley Country Park. Pit houses exist nearby. Sutton closed in 1989.

    Kirkby – on the final part of the tour we passed the site of the former Kirkby “Summit” Colliery. Controversially closed in 1968 a memorial to the Summit men is at the side of Lowmoor Road. The Butterley Co. pit houses still exist.

 

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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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