Rufford and Blidworth Mining Memories Roadshow
Passing on the memories to the children of Python Hill School, Rainworth
By Ann Donlan
The children get a chance to handle Miner’s Safety Lamps
Our last Mining Memories Roadshow, held at Rainworth Village Hall on Friday 7th June, 2013, was visited in the morning by children from Python Hill Primary School, Rainworth.
Trying on donkey jackets and other Miner’s clothes
Eric Eaton, Chair of the Notts NUM Ex and Retired Miners Association, who organised the Roadshow said –
The children from Python Hill School were absolutely brilliant. They took part in all the activities and really seemed to enjoy themselves.
‘Kitted up’ with helmets, lamps and batteries
The children, many of whom had fathers and grandfathers who worked in the mines, tried on mining equipment and clothing and took part in role play activities. This helped them to glimpse a little of the working life of their dads and granddads.
John Brock demonstrates a safety lamp to the children
John Brock tells the children to get ready for their coal face experience!
John Brock explaining the importance of safety lamps