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
Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015): Harworth and Bircotes Town Hall – May 2019
Latest venue for the travelling exhibition – FREE EVENT.
Free IT Workshop: ‘Promoting your Coalmining Heritage using Social Media’ at Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus) – Tuesday 11th June 2019.
An evening of pit poetry and songs as part of the 2019 Nottingham Poetry Festival – Horse and Jockey PH, Selston, NG16 6FE.
The Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) travelling exhibition is on at Chesterfield until 27th April 2019. Free event.
An afternoon of talks and discussion on the role of women in the former Nottinghamshire Coalfield.
‘Who Killed Edwina Beer’ by Alan Dawson is on at the Black Bull and Clipstone MW over the weekend of 22nd and 23rd March 2019. Tickets £6 each.
Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015) at Mansfield Museum – 9th to 30th March 2019. Funded by the Global Heritage Research Fund at Nottingham Trent University. Free event – all welcome.
Next meeting on Saturday, 30th March 2019 (10.30am – 4.30pm) at Coalville & Swannington. Free event – all welcome.
Talk on Coal and Dialect in the East Midlands to the DH Lawrence Society – Wed 13th February 2019 (7.15pm – 9pm)
Industrial Heritage Day – Bicentenary of Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (1819-2019) – Sat 11th May 2019.
Wonderland returns to the Nottingham Playhouse from 8th – 23rd February 2019.
Both preserved colliery winding engines running on Sunday, 14th October 2018 (10am – 2pm). FREE EVENT.
4th meeting of the East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum on Saturday, 27th October 2018 (11am – 3pm).
Launch event for Exhibition on the history of coalminers of African Caribbean descent – Nottingham, 6th October 2018 (2pm-4pm).
Readings, poetry and prose on the theme of DH Lawrence and Communities of the Erewash Valley. Free Event.
Poetry reading and Group discussion, Wednesday 5th September 2018. Including Lawrence’s poem, A Colliers Wife.
Annual Brinsley Headstocks Festival celebrating Nottinghamshire’s rich coalmining heritage.
Ballots, Blacklegs and Bedlam: The Nottinghamshire Miners and the 1984-85 Miners’s Strike – A Contested History
Talk on the Notts Miners & the 1984-85 Miners Strike to the Kimberley Historical Society on 6th Sept 2018 (7.30pm).
On 4th August 1978, Langwith Colliery in the NCB North Derbyshire Area, finished production. The colliery was situated near the village of Whaley Thorns.
Exhibition – Photos of Clipstone Colliery Headstocks by young people at Mansfield Library 15th Aug – 26th Sept 2018.
Kirkby ‘Summit’ Colliery – closed 12th July 1968 with the loss of 2,300 jobs and a planned ‘Super Pit’.
Coal Art Workshops in July, August & September 2018 as part of the Digging Deeper Coalmining Heritage Project.
Califat Coalmine excavation 14th and 29th July as part of the 2018 Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology Festival
Deep coalmining in Derbyshire at large collieries finished 25 years ago on 2nd July 1993 with the closure of Markham Colliery.
75th anniversary of the Coppice Colliery (Derbyshire) – 28th June 1943 – Four Miners killed in explosion.