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When Ormonde Shuts

When Ormonde Shuts

Commemoration Blog about Ormonde Colliery, the last Derbyshire pit in the Erewash Valley, which closed fifty-years ago on 25th September 1970 marking the ‘End of an Era’.

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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.

 History of Coal Mining in 10 Objects

Historian and former mining surveyor, Dr Robert Bradley charts the development of the iconic colliery headstocks

A Requiem for Coal

‘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. 

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