News and Events
The 1992 Coal Crisis twenty-five years on – On 13th October 1992 the closure of 31 pits was announced by Michael Hestletine, President of the Board of Trade.read more
East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum – next meeting, Saturday, 21st October 2017 hosted by the South Derbyshire Mining Preservation Group.read more
The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd by DH Lawrence is being performed at the Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham from 13th – 18th November 2017.read more
Digging Deep Coalmining Heritage Project: Free Trip to the NCM for England – 20th Sept 2017.read more
Pleasley Colliery Open Weekend – Sat 9th and Sun 10th Sept 2017 (101m – 4pm) – Free event.read more
Illustrated Talk: Coalmining in Ashfield and the Erewash Valley – Friends of Cromford Canal, 18th September 2017 (7.30pm)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.