Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

R is for the Rufford Colliery Memorial

The Rufford Colliery Memorial stands at the end of the former pit lane in the former colliery village of Rainworth, near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.  Sinking of the Rufford shafts commenced in 1912 by the Bolsover Colliery Company.  The Colliery closed in 1993 during the coal-crisis of October 1992 – March 1994.

 
 

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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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