Tag: coalmining

Pupils discover Middleton’s mining heritage

Marianne James has sent us this guest post about a special heritage project for primary school pupils in Middleton Park: Around 250 pupils from nine classes from six Middleton primary schools learned, over a period of four weeks, about archaeology and the mining history of Middleton Park through a series

Middleton Park trip: Well, it rained….!

Intrepid members of the Middleton Life local history project resumed their activities tracking down the history of their community by getting soaking wet on a fact-finding trip to Middleton Park and Woods yesterday! By gum, did it rain! Everyone was soaked to the skin as they spent an hour and a

Middleton Life: Our visit to the National Coalmining Museum

Fancy your six year old son or daughter working down the mine, tied to stop them escaping the pitch black conditions for 14 hours a day? That was the question posed to members of the Middleton Life local history group as they went deep underground at the National Coalmining Museum near Wakefield. Middleton’s