Coal-Mining and Heritage

Seminar in Leeds

University of Leeds Centre for Heritage Research in collaboration with the National Coal Mining Museum of England and YorkshireMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council


Friday 26 November 2004
2.30 - 6.00pm
Venue: National Coal-mining Museum
New Road, Overton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4RH

  • 13:30 Tea & Biscuits
  • 14:00 CHR Annual General Meeting
  • 14.30 Welcome to Seminar
  • 14.35 Nick Mansfield (Pump House People's History Museum, Manchester [The National Museum of Labour History]): 'Two Centuries of Mineworkers' Material Culture'
  • 15:05 Gillian Oakley (University of Leeds): 'St John Ambulance Brigades and Coalfield Communities'
  • 15:35 Short break
  • 15:40 Dave Douglass (NCMME): 'Coalmining and miner's heritage' [provisional title]
  • 16:10 Rosemary Preece (NCMME): 'Difficult Decisions - the How and Why of Collecting at the NCMME'
  • 16:40 Break
  • 17:00 Respondent: Malcolm Chase (University of Leeds)
  • 17:15 Open Discussion
  • 18:00 END

For detailed directions and maps see or Tel 01924 848806. The National Coal-Mining Museum is on the A642 halfway between Wakefield and Huddersfield with sign-posted access from the M1. The nearest mainline railway station is Wakefield Westgate.

There is no fee to enrol but you must book in advance, no later than 16.00, Friday 19 November.

TO ENROL please return the form below to Jane Walton, E-mail: - use subject header "NCMM seminar 26 Nov"

Or post to:
Yorkshire Museums Libraries and Archives Council
Farnley Hall
Hall LaneLeedsWest Yorkshire LS12 5HAFax: 0113 279 1479