Mining statue at Silverhill Wood on the former pit tip site – the highest point in Nottinghamshire. Source: Paul Fillingham, Thinkamigo
Previous posts and events from the East Midlands region
Watnall Colliery, sunk by the Barber Walker Company and known locally as ‘Watna’, finished production on 23rd December 1950.
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’.
Blog commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the tragic underground accident at Creswell Colliery which occurred on 26th September 1950.
Closure of the Pye Hill Complex on 9th August 1985 ends deep coal mining in western Nottinghamshire.
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.
Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015): Recalling days out match fishing in the 1970’s and 1980’s with the Miners Welfare Fishing Clubs.
April 1990 saw the end of deep coal mining in the South Derbyshire Coalfield with the closure of the Donisthorpe / Rawdon Complex.
Spring 2020 sees the Bicentenary of the sinking of Portland No.1 Colliery in Nottinghamshire.
VR gallery brings Coal, Community and Change exhibition into the home
Blue Plaque memorial for Pinxton miner John King, inventor of mine safety device
Hucknall Heritage Society, presentation on the Wadsworth Coalmines, Ohio, USA. Monday 13th Jan 2020
Pitmen Poets, Palace Theatre, Mansfield, 20th October 2019
Illustrated Talk about the Male Voice Choir (1919-2019) to Eastwood Historical Society: 16th October 2019 – 7.30pm.
Illustrated Talk by Ian Revill, Retired Assistant Colliery Surveyor on Tues eve 8th October 2019 – Foresters Arms, Newthorpe, Notts.
Digging Deep: Miners of African Caribbean Heritage Exhibition, National Coal Mining Museum, England, until Jan 2020
Songs and Rhymes from the Mines as part of the 2019 North Notts Literary Festival on Saturday 14th September 2019 (2pm-4pm). Free Event.
Seventy-fifth anniversary of NUM: Founding Conference of NUM held at the Black Boy Hotel, Nottingham on 16th August 1944.
Remembering Brierley Pit – a tribute to Sutton coalminers: Sutton Colliery closed OTD 30 years ago, 11th August 1989.
On Saturday, 5th October 2019, including a guided tour and a short presentation on the Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) project.
Centenary Concert for Eastwood Collieries Male Voice Choir at Nottingham’s Albert Hall on Saturday 28th September 2019 at 7.30pm.
Photographic exhibition by Beauvale Photographic Group at the DH Lawrence Museum, Eastwood, now on until 11th October 2019.
A session of pit poetry and mining songs on 11th September 2019 (7pm-9pm) as part of the 2019 DH Lawrence Festival of Culture.
Day Conference at Nottingham Trent University on 12th Sept 2019 as a finale event for the Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) travelling exhibition.