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Coal Mining in Leicestershire

Keeping Coal Alive


We now have a plaque that has been placed on the National Miners Memoral dedicated to all of the men, women and children who worked at Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire Collieries.

South Midlands Heritage wants to spread our message of keeping Midlands Coal Mining heritage alive through pictures, words and exhibitions to learn from our past by talking about this in the present, so we can move forward and be inspired for our future.

We believe in communities of the Midlands learning about what Coal was and how it shaped our history.

Painting Opposite by John W Smith a Leicestershire Artist 



Faces At The Face Exhibition by John W Smith

This was a Mining Exhibition by John W Smith showing mining art and was held at Sharpes Pottery Museum.  It shows the amazing work that John does to show Coal Mining in Leicestershire.


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Painting is by John W Smith

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Information and photographs submitted by myself and members are posted in good faith. If any copyright of anyone else's material is unintentionally breached, please email me.