Mining Heritage at Nottingham Industrial Museum
Family relatives of the late Nottinghamshire coalmining historian, Eric Walker, recently paid a visit to the Nottingham Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall. The delegation from Australia and New Zealand were entertained by David Amos, Research Assistant in Coal and Dialect at Nottingham Trent University and David Coleman, an Historical Coalmining Entertainer from Underwood, Nottinghamshire.
The party were shown DVD clips from the TV programme, All Our Working Lives: Coal, which was first broadcast in early 1984 and featured Eric Walker talking about the effects of mechanisation and the National Power Loading Agreement during the mid to late 1960’s.
David Coleman performed part of his Historical Coalmining Show. The party also were given a brief tour of the Industrial Museum, including the mining display on Clifton Colliery which closed in 1968. Following the brief visit to the Nottingham Industrial Museum, the delegation went to visit the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum in Eastwood.
The late Eric Walker, Nottinghamshire Coalmining Historian, in an edition of Bygones from 2007.