People and Places

This project has looked at 6 former mining communities in Nottinghamshire.  We have focused on:  Ollerton, Rufford, Blidworth, Newstead, Hucknall and Linby. 

40 people, who either worked or lived in these communities, have been interviewed.

We have also interviewed a number of men and women whose lives have great significance to the history of these Communities. 

This site contains excerpts from these interviews, together with photographs and stories about the people and their communities.

Page link: Coalfield Photographs
Coalfield Photographs
Some photos taken over a number of years of the Notts/Derbys coalfield.
Page link: Newstead Coal Mining Memorial
Newstead Coal Mining Memorial
followed by a celebration of mining community life
Page link: Pirate Radio Arthur
Pirate Radio Arthur
Extracts from The Pirate Radio Archives
Page link: 1984 / 85 SUPPORT GROUPS
Can YOU help?
Page link: Jimmy Lees, photos and thanks
Jimmy Lees, photos and thanks
Jimmy is an ex Bevercotes Colliery miner and loyal NUM member
Page link: Our Blidworth Interviewees
Our Blidworth Interviewees
John and Michael Cheesmond, Mal Howarth, Geoff Peace, Ken Petney, Yvonne Woodhead
Page link: Our Hucknall Interviewees
Our Hucknall Interviewees
Ian Morrison, Phil Benskin, John Dobb
Page link: Our Linby interviewees
Our Linby interviewees
Ron Clurow, John Webster, Dennis Baxter, John Whetton
Page link: The Newstead Interviewees
The Newstead Interviewees
Eric Eaton, Dave Meredith, Keith Johnson, Sam Downs
Page link: Our Newstead Interviewees continued
Our Newstead Interviewees continued
Keith Stanley, Gary Roe, Bob Collier, Brian Walker
Page link: Our Ollerton Interviewees
Our Ollerton Interviewees
Malcolm Hall, Bryan Bracegirdle, Jimmy Lees, Arthur Jackson
Page link: Our Rufford Interviewees
Our Rufford Interviewees
Jim Oakton, Tony Hursthouse, Nev Buckle