Tag: Coal

Mining the Future

Landscape Legacies of Coal began back in 2018 as a small self-contained project commissioned by the Macrobert Art Centre  https://macrobertartscentre.org/ at the University of Stirling to support a community heritage initiative based around the theme of coal. The project explored the landscape history of two former colliery sites, the Devon at Fishcross, Clackmannanshire and Polmaise 3 &

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Letham, Lockdown and Lessons Learnt

The white rows of Letham, (Greater Falkirk) stand proud on the carse lands south of the River Forth, visible from both the M876 and the A905. Located in a setting described by Jacques in his architectural guide to Falkirk and District ‘as Dutch or East Anglian in character…’. ‘Hedgeless fields and uninterrupted views across flat

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The Coal App Goes National: Leicestershire Coal 1. Desford

On a very wet and windy morning in October just before the second English lockdown Catherine met with Susan Woodward from ‘Coal Mining in Leicestershire’ and retired mine workers Colin Harris and Nigel Mansfield at Bagworth Heath Country Park, the site of Desford Colliery.  Desford Colliery was developed by E. Edward Bramell in 1900 for

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Hikurangi on the Way South

I was driving from the Bay of Islands to Auckland in February 2020, and I called in at Hikurangi on the way south. Hikurangi is about ten miles (16 km to a New Zealander) north of Whangerei, the major city of the Northland, and is 2.5 hours drive from Auckland. It currently has a population

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Going Coal Mining

I am a final year history student from the University of Stirling – a historian in training, so to say. My studies focus on Scotland and Europe during the early modern period but throughout the past year, as I started volunteering on the ‘Landscape Legacies of Coal Mining’ project, I have developed a deep interest

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