Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015)

The travelling exhibition ‘Dealing with the Past: Coal, Community and Change (1965-2015)’ is on display at Conkers Discovery Centre, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, near Ashby de la Zouch, South Derbyshire, DE12 6GA, from 3rd July – 6th September 2019.  A special launch event takes place on Friday 5th July 2019 (11am – 1pm) at which free drinks and light refreshments will be available and you can meet up with team members who designed and planned the exhibition. 

The exhibition consists of a series of iconic coalmining images from the East Midlands Coalfield over a fifty-year period (1965-2015) and visitors are encouraged to leave comments and vote for their favourite coal image. The exhibition is in various themes; East Midlands Coalmining in Context, Social, Women, Unity, Rationalisation and Legacies and is funded by the Global Research Heritage Fund at Nottingham Trent University. 

A post exhibition Day Conference to look at conclusions will take place at Nottingham Trent University on 12th September 2019.  Details for the Conference will be sent out in early July 2019.

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