Tag: mining heritage

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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The Coal App One Year On

We launched the Coal App in April 2019 and looking back over the past 18 months of operation, the extent to which it has evolved and developed has been remarkable. It began as a self-contained project commissioned by the Macrobert Art Centre at the University of Stirling to support their community heritage initiative based around the theme of

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Theme by the University of Stirling

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