Mining Heritage, East Midlands – News and Events
Blog commemorating thirty-five years since the last Eastwood pit, Nottinghamshire, closed – Those Coal Town Days!
An industrial heritage walk looking into aspects of Kirkby-in-Ashfield’s coalmining and railways past.
A glance at remaining mining records and documentation for Shirland Colliery, North Derbyshire, fifty-five years after its closure.
April 1990 saw the end of deep coal mining in the South Derbyshire Coalfield with the closure of the Donisthorpe / Rawdon Complex.
Mining Heritage Video
Snap Tin. Based on ‘Coal Miner’ by G.A.W. Tomlinson (c.1930) shot on location at the D.H. Lawrence Museum and National Coal Mining Museum for England.
Historian and former mining surveyor, Dr Robert Bradley charts the development of the iconic colliery headstocks
‘A Requiem for Coal’ commemorates the end of 700 years of coal mining in Nottinghamshire, with traditional stories, songs and readings from D.H. Lawrence who came from a mining family in the county.