News and Events
Kirkby ‘Summit’ Colliery – closed 12th July 1968 with the loss of 2,300 jobs and a planned ‘Super Pit’.read more
Coal Art Workshops in July, August & September 2018 as part of the Digging Deeper Coalmining Heritage Project.read more
Califat Coalmine excavation 14th and 29th July as part of the 2018 Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology Festivalread more
Deep coalmining in Derbyshire at large collieries finished 25 years ago on 2nd July 1993 with the closure of Markham Colliery.read more
75th anniversary of the Coppice Colliery (Derbyshire) – 28th June 1943 – Four Miners killed in explosion.read more
A coal mining play set in the post WW2 era of coal nationalisation. On at Bolsover and Creswell early July 2018.read more
Snaptime represented an opportunity for old-timers to introduce young recruits into the ways of the world. Filmed on location at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and the National Coal Mining Museum for England.
A history of the iconic headstock. How giant pit wheels and steel frameworks came to dominate the landscape of mining communities.
A symbolic walk from Brinsley Headstocks to D.H. Lawrence’s Breach House to commemorate the end of deep coal mining in Nottinghamshire.