Local Coalmining History Course – Autumn 2015

Please find attached details of the short local coalmining history course being run in the autumn of 2015 at Eastwood Library (10am – 12 Noon) in the morning and then repeated at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library in the afternoon (1pm – 3pm). The pilot-course starts on Thursday 24th September 2015 and runs at both Libraries for six sessions until 29th October 2015. The course is funded by the Adult Community Education Services (ACLS) at Nottinghamshire County Council. ACLS course fees are £2.80 per hour i.e. £33.60 for the whole course and is free for people on means tested benefits. Pending the course going ahead, it is envisaged running a follow on course where people can submit pieces of work on local coalmining for inclusion in the proposed book “After the Coalrush: Aspects of Nottinghamshire’s Coalmining History”.

Course details as follows;

Session 1 – Development of the Nottinghamshire Coalfield

Session 2 – Life in Nottinghamshire Coalmining Communities (Visit to the Breach House at Eastwood can be arranged in conjunction with this session)

Session 3 – Safety, Disasters and Rescue in the Nottinghamshire Coalfield

Session 4 – World War Two, Bevin Boys and Nationalisation (1939 – 1947)

Session 5 – The National Coal Board & British Coal Corporation in Nottinghamshire (c1950 – 1994)

Session 6 – Back to Private and the End of an Era – The Nottinghamshire Coalfield 1995 – 2015

For more details on the course and enrolment details contact me on either of the phone numbers below or by e-mail. The course is planned to run at each library with a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 adult learners.

Best Wishes

David Amos
Joint Coordinator
Mine2Minds Education

Tel: (01773) 760030 – Home Landline

Mobile: (07914) 373745

Website: www.miningheritage.co.uk

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