The Adventures of a MuBu Miner

The Adventures of a MuBu Miner The basic remit was to see how coalmining heritage was represented in East Midlands.

The MuBu Coalmining Project Bursary was jointly funded by the Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Nottingham and the now defunct Renaissance East Midlands. The MuBu (Museum Buddies) Coalmining Heritage Project ran from 2010 to 2012 with the aim of seeing how coalmining heritage was represented in the museums and heritage sectors of the East Midlands. The second part of the Project was

to bring digital aspects to this representation, hence I was dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st Century world of social media! LOL

The Project was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and jointly administered by Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Nottingham and the now defunct Renaissance East Midlands.

25/09/2022

'Eastwood: Coal, Community & Change', a photo exhibition of iconic coalmining images of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire through the ages from the era of 'Sons & Lovers' to the post coal era. Free exhibition, on till 26th November 2022 at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, 8a Victoria Street, Eastwood, NG16 3AW.
More details @ https://miningheritage.co.uk/eastwood-coal-community-and-change-photo-exhibition/

East Midlands Pitmen Poets: Past and Present at Mansfield Library on Saturday 24th September 2022 starting at 1.30pm.  P...
15/09/2022

East Midlands Pitmen Poets: Past and Present at Mansfield Library on Saturday 24th September 2022 starting at 1.30pm. Part of the 2022 Inspire Libraries Poetry Festival. Tickets £3 per person which includes a hot drink and sweet treat following the performance. More details at https://miningheritage.co.uk/east-midlands-pitmen-poets.../

'Coal in the Blood: An East Midlands Coal Mining Anthology' edited by Natalie Braber and David Amos and recently publish...
18/12/2021

'Coal in the Blood: An East Midlands Coal Mining Anthology' edited by Natalie Braber and David Amos and recently published by Trent Editions is now available on-line for £12.50 inc p & p (UK) at https://miningheritage.co.uk/coal-in-the-blood-new-book.../

The Anthology is the first collection of poems, short stories and anecdotes about the coal mining industry in the East Midlands. The publication brings together writing from around the region, some by established writers such as Deborah Tyler Bennett, John Harvey and, of course, DH Lawrence, and other less known work including several local pitmen poets.

Also available at the Sutton Living Memory Group shop at the Idlewells Shopping Centre, Sutton-in-Ashfield, The Bookcase, Lowdham and the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, Eastwood, at the RRP of £10.

The 'Coal in the Blood' roadshow hit the road earlier this week at a retirement home at Clifton, Nottingham. Readings we...
29/10/2021

The 'Coal in the Blood' roadshow hit the road earlier this week at a retirement home at Clifton, Nottingham. Readings were supported by a slide show and enjoyed by all. Other venues the roadshow will be visiting in November 2021 include a local Football in the Community Dementia Group, The Pit micro pub at Newstead and a Southwell Writers Group. The Trent Editions version of the book, 'Coal in the Blood: An East Midlands Coalmining Anthology' is due out soon.

Presentation to the DH Lawrence Society on 14th July 2021 about the Rev F.W. Cobb collection of coalmining photos taken ...
27/07/2021

Presentation to the DH Lawrence Society on 14th July 2021 about the Rev F.W. Cobb collection of coalmining photos taken around Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, between 1907 and c1913. The presentation was part of the 2021 pilot project, 'Mine-Craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal', funded by the Global Heritage Fund at Nottingham Trent University.

The Rev FW Cobb collection of photographs around Eastwood c 1907 – 1917 - A presentation by David Amos at the DH Lawrence society AGM, July 2021

A Summit Circular' - an industrial heritage walk looking into aspects of Kirkby-in-Ashfield's coalmining and railways pa...
23/06/2020

A Summit Circular' - an industrial heritage walk looking into aspects of Kirkby-in-Ashfield's coalmining and railways past. Latest Mining Heritage Website Blog. http://miningheritage.co.uk/summit-circular-a-look-into-kirkby-in-ashfields-industrial-past/… Image: Kirkby (Summit) Colliery 1965. Photo Credit - Coal Authority.
Vantage Points included on walk and part of the Blog are as follows;
1.Kirkby-in-Ashfield Railway Station (Robin Hood Line)
2. Southwell Lane Bridge- ex GNR Leen Valley Extension line - now Robin Hood Line.
3. Site of Kirkby Summit Colliery.
4. Site of Summit Crossings and Sidings.
5. Summit Pit Houses and site of East Kirkby Miners Welfare Institute.
6. Site of Kirkby Loco Sheds.
7. Site of Kirkby-in-Ashfield (East) Railway Station.
8. Site of Mansfield and Pinxton Tramway trackbed on Urban Road.

They worked at the 'Pit of Nations', courageous to a man, Descending to the bowels, decades this would span, 'A Band of ...
09/06/2020

They worked at the 'Pit of Nations', courageous to a man, Descending to the bowels, decades this would span, 'A Band of Brothers' joined, colour it meant nothing, Comrades they became, no thought of hate of loathing. From the poem 'Pit of Nations - Gedling Colliery' by Arthur Cole.

15/05/2020

The preserved tandem headstocks at Brinsley Colliery, near Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Arthur Lawrence, father of controversial author DH Lawrence, was a Butty (Contractor) here. Footage by MuBuMiner - 3rd May 2020.

The American Adventure Park near Heanor, Derbyshire, in 1992. Situated near to the site of the former Woodside Colliery ...
29/04/2020

The American Adventure Park near Heanor, Derbyshire, in 1992. Situated near to the site of the former Woodside Colliery (1899-1966), the Adventure Park was open from 1988 to 2004. Following its closure, Woodside Colliery became a mine-water pumping station to protect workings in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield. Photo from the top of Woodside Headstocks by The Adventures of a MuBu Miner

29/04/2020
29/04/2020
Pick and Davy Micro-Pub, Hilltop, Eastwood - 9th April 2020. Currently closed due to the Coronavirus Crisis.
10/04/2020

Pick and Davy Micro-Pub, Hilltop, Eastwood - 9th April 2020. Currently closed due to the Coronavirus Crisis.

Coalmining murals at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, formerly the site of South Normanton (New) Colliery (1893-1951)....
07/02/2020

Coalmining murals at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, formerly the site of South Normanton (New) Colliery (1893-1951). Following the finish of production it became a mine-water pumping site until 1968 and in the 1970's became the site of NCB South Nottinghamshire Area Road Transport. The transport depot finished in 1988 and the site became the Designer Outlet in 1998.

An invaluable resource for coalmining historians for the nationalised period is the 'Guide to the Coalfields'. The first...
22/01/2020

An invaluable resource for coalmining historians for the nationalised period is the 'Guide to the Coalfields'. The first one appeared in 1948. Strangely, in the 1970 guide the NCB South Nottinghamshire Area map shows four collieries which finished production in 1968 - Clifton, Brookhill, Langton and Kirkby. Perhaps salvage operations were still ongoing and they were still officially classified as a colliery.

1960's plan showing the layout of Summit Colliery Kirkby in Ashfield at the Southwell Lane end of the pit. On the map is...
22/01/2020

1960's plan showing the layout of Summit Colliery Kirkby in Ashfield at the Southwell Lane end of the pit. On the map is the High Main Drift which remained after the Summit closure (1968) as a 2nd means of egress for the High Main seam at Newstead Colliery. Part of a collection of coalmining documentation which recently came to light.

Illustrated talk on the 'Bicentenary of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (1891-2019)' to the Friends of Cromford Canal ...
17/01/2020

Illustrated talk on the 'Bicentenary of the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway (1891-2019)' to the Friends of Cromford Canal on Monday, 20th January 2020 (7.30pm) at Ironville Church Hall. The talk will feature the coalmining link with the line, the very reason for its existence in the first place. Visitors welcome.

Mining Memorial for Hucknall No. 1 Colliery (Top Pit) on Watnall Road, Hucknall. The colliery merged with Hucknall No.2 ...
06/01/2020

Mining Memorial for Hucknall No. 1 Colliery (Top Pit) on Watnall Road, Hucknall. The colliery merged with Hucknall No.2 (Bottom Pit) and later became an access and ventilation shaft for the Babbington workings, becoming Babbington No. 7. The memorial was revamped in 2019.

06/01/2020
Great day out on Tuesday last, 10th December 2019, National Coal Mining Museum for England for the 'Digging Deeper: Mine...
13/12/2019

Great day out on Tuesday last, 10th December 2019, National Coal Mining Museum for England for the 'Digging Deeper: Miners of African- Caribbean Heritage Project' Celebratory Event. Excellently organised and overseen by Norma Gregory 😀

Memories of bringing the pit ponies to the surface at Bentinck Colliery in the 1960's. Part of the presentation by the M...
07/10/2019

Memories of bringing the pit ponies to the surface at Bentinck Colliery in the 1960's. Part of the presentation by the MuBuMiner at the 'Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015)' Conference at Nottingham Trent University on 12th September 2019. The CCC exhibition toured during 2019 and explored memories of coalmining in the East Midlands region through a series of iconic coal images.

'Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015)' was an exhibition which explored memories of coalmining in the East Midlands region through a...

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