Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands

Coalmining Representation in the Heritage Sector of the East Midlands Blog

Mining Memorabilia Event – Bestwood – Sun 27th April 2014







A free event to promote the rich heritage of the coalmining industry in Nottinghamshire takes place at the preserved Bestwood Winding Engine House, 4 miles north of Nottingham, on Sunday 27th April 2014 from 10am to 2pm.  Members of the National Mining Memorabilia Association will put on displays of coalmining artefacts and tours of the preserved 1876 Colliery Winding Engine will be available on the day.   Drinks and home made cakes will be available for purchase in the Dynamo House at the very reasonable price of a quid for a drink and piece of cake – best cake / drink deal in the county!

Copies of the recently released book “A History of the Nottinghamshire Miners Unions Vol. 4 (1980 – 1985) will be available at the discounted price of £10.99 per copy.

All welcome – further details on (01159) 762422 or by e-mail at


History of the Nottinghamshire Miners Vol.4 (1980-1985)







The book version of my PhD thesis to the University of Nottingham is available in book form which forms Vol. 4 of  ”A History of the Nottinghamshire Miners Unions 1980 – 1985″.  Most of the book covers the eventful period from the introduction of the NUM overtime ban in October 1983 through to the formation of the UDM in December 1985.  The book compliments the work on the Nottinghamshire Miners Unions, Vol. 1 (1881 – 1914) and Vol.2 (1914 – 1944) by the late Prof. Alan R Griffin.  The book, priced £13.99, can be purchased at the following outlets:

Bestwood Winding Engine House (Open Saturday mornings 10am – 12 Noon from Easter to end of October) Tel:  (01159) 762422

Kirkby-in-Ashfeld Heritage Centre (open Saturday mornings from 10am – 12 Noon)  Tel: (01623) 720111

Mansfield Museum (open daily Mon – Sat) – Tel: (01623) 463088

D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre in Eastwood – (Open Tues to Sundays 10am – 5pm)   Tel: (01773) 717353


About this Sponsor

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.