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Migrants and Minorities in British Coalmining

Shirebrook Colliery and Village

This conference will bring together different individuals and groups who are working with mining groups in the East Midlands. This conference will consider ‘other’ groups, such as the role of women, migrating miners and miners from different ethnic and minority groups who are frequently neglected from research.

  • From: Thursday 11 July 2019, 10.30 am
  • To: Thursday 11 July 2019, 4 pm
  • Location: 008/009, Mary Ann Evans, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 4 July 2019, 5.00 pm
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Event details

The conference is aimed at both an academic and non-academic audience. Much work is being carried out by Natalie Braber and David Amos through the ‘East Midlands Coal Mining Heritage Forum’ which brings together disparate mining groups to share good practice and encourage working together and sharing resources.

The conference will be followed by the launch of the artwork recently purchased by NTU following a Heritage Lottery Funded project, ‘Dot Hills’ where mining groups worked with school children and artists to create a visual and audio artwork.




11 am – 11.30 am

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite & Natalie Thomlinson

‘Never the same again’? Women’s experiences in the miners’ strike of 1984-5

11.30 am – 12 pm

Chris Wrigley

Women Working Underground in British Coal Mines: Industrial Revolution Era and Earlier

12 pm – 12.30 pm

Tracey Jones

Colliery 'Amazons and Venuses': The Picturesque Pit Brow Lasses of Blundells Pit, Wigan

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Lunch (provided)


1.30 pm – 2 pm

Norma Gregory

Black Miners: Migration Memories from British Coalfields

2 pm – 2.30 pm

Nita Pearson

Recording the movement of people for work: The social history of Thringstone, Leicestershire

2.30 pm – 3 pm

David Amos

‘Sounds just like the United Nations!’: Working with Migrants in Coalmining in the 1970s and 1980s.

3 pm

Launch of ‘Dot Hills’ art work

In collaboration with Amanda and Richard Johnson, Kidology Arts.

Reserve your place

This event is open to NTU staff, students and the general public and is free to attend. To reserve your please please select 'reserve your place' at the top of the page, and complete a brief online booking form.


For enquiries please contact Natalie Braber, Associate Professor, English, Communications and Philosophy, School of Arts and Humanities via email or call +44 (0)115 848 3011.

Location details


008/009, Mary Ann Evans


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Do you require a car parking space?

If yes, please email Natalie Braber and provide your vehicle registration.

Travel Info:

For complete road directions from anywhere in the UK, get directions to NTU. The Clifton Campus postcode NG11 8NS.

Due to road works on the A453 (J24 from the M1) we suggest you allow extra time for your journey.

  • From the South: Exit the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the A453 towards the city. Clifton Campus is on the left-hand side approximately seven miles from the motorway.
  • From the A60 North: Leave the A60 at A6514 and follow the Ring Road for approximately eight miles. Keep in the right-hand lane as the road splits in two and follow the road under the overpass, signposted M1 South. Go straight ahead at the roundabout and Clifton Campus is on your right-hand side.
  • From the A60 South: Join the A52 and exit at A453, signposted M1 South. Go straight ahead at the roundabout and Clifton Campus is on your right-hand side.
  • From the A52: Leave the A52 at A453, signposted M1 South. Go straight ahead at the roundabout and Clifton Campus is on your right-hand side.

Travelling by bus? (outside of termtime)

Please use bus service no. 1. More details and a timetable are available from the Nottingham City Transport website.

Travelling by bus? (in termtime)

Please use bus service Go 2 Uni 4 to the Clifton Campus, or no.1 to Clifton Lane. More details and timetables are available from the Nottingham City Transport website.

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Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418