Miner’s life is brought to light

YOUNGSTERS from Ryton Park Primary enjoyed learning all about coal mining.

Year three and four pupils visited Worksop Library to look around an exhibition which had been organised by the Notts NUM Ex and Retired Miners Association.

Pupils from Ryton Park School visited Worksop Library to take a look at the Life at the Coalface exhibition.  Pictured is Natalie Anscombe, nine.  (w110119-17a).

Pupils from Ryton Park School visited Worksop Library to take a look at the Life at the Coalface exhibition. Pictured is Natalie Anscombe, nine. (w110119-17a).

They got the chance to see mining artefacts, documents and photographs and learn more from ex-miners who were on hand to show them around and answer questions.

“There was between 75 to 80 children that came along,” said Helen Fox, local studies librarian.

“The miners brought in lots of artefacts. The pupils had a great time.”

The following day the exhibition was open to members of the public.

Helen added: “The free exhibition got a lot of people looking around. It proved very popular.”

“It helped to highlight that we have lots of mining things in the library itself including photographs and newspaper cuttings.”

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