Bygones – Pit Talk

Out of the mouths of coalminers The latest edition of Bygones, No. 258, 24th July 2017, features an article on the recently published book Pit-Talk in the East Midlands by Natalie Braber, Claire Ashmore and Suzy Harrison. The book was the conclusion of a project on...

Pleasley Pit Site – Motors at the Mine

Pleasley Pit Site – Motors at the Mine On Sunday 9th July 2017 (11am – 3pm), the preserved Pleasley Pit site are running a free classic car event.  All types of classic cars, motorcycles, PSV’s / HGV’s and tractors will be on display.  Also...

New Book – Pit-Talk of the East Midlands

New Book – Pit-Talk of the East Midlands Do you know your elephants tab from your Monday Hammer?  Natalie Braber, Claire Ashmore and Suzy Harrison are joint authors of a new book on Pit-Talk of the East Midlands.  The book came about following a pilot-project at...

Former Linby Colliery Winding Engine in Steam

Former Linby Colliery Steam Winding Engine in Steam The former Linby Colliery Robey Steam Winding Engine will be in steam at the Papplewick Pumping Station on Saturday and Sunday, 8th and 9th July 2017 (11am – 5pm), as part of their steaming weekend.  On Sunday...

Remembering Bestwood Colliery – 50 years on

Remembering Bestwood Colliery – 50 years on To commemorate the closure of Bestwood Colliery 50 years ago a special free event is taking place at the preserved Bestwood Winding Engine House on Saturday, 1st July 2017 (10.30 am – 3pm).  The programme for the...

The Northern Union Mining Company 1913-1917

  The Northern Union Mining Company (1913—1917) The Anglo-German Northern Union Mining Company (NUMC) was registered in early August 1913.  Its purpose was to sink and develop a new colliery at Harworth, including the development of a miners’ village at...