Snibston Miners’ Gala 2010

I have recently been away on holiday in Norfolk, soaking up the waves of the Broads with my family. Following the holiday I returned back to my hometown of Coalville before returning to London. Whilst there I spotted a flyer for the forthcoming Snibston Miners’ Gala event. I attended the first Gala back in 2008, and I am really pleased that this now seems to have become an annual event.

The aim of the Gala is to raise awareness of the mining heritage surrounding Coalville to the younger generations, whilst also allowing the older generations to reminisce about times gone by and reunite with old acquaintances. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) attend the event, selling various memorabilia and there are also performances by colliery brass bands and various displays throughout the day. The vegetable competition photographs I put up in an earlier post are from my visit back in 2008. I will definitely be trying to make it back to Coalville in September for this, and for anyone who is around the area at that time, I really suggest having a look. I think that this is a really healthy initiative to try to bring back the sense of community that many towns and villages have now sadly lost.

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2 Responses to “Snibston Miners’ Gala 2010”

  1. Snibston Miners’ Gala 2010 (via Isabella Pepper) « Leicestershire Museums Says:

    […] Snibston Miners’ Gala 2010 (via Isabella Pepper) 4 08 2010 I have recently been away on holiday in Norfolk, soaking up the waves of the Broads with my family. Following the holiday I returned back to my hometown of Coalville before returning to London. Whilst there I spotted a flyer for the forthcoming Snibston Miners' Gala event. I attended the first Gala back in 2008, and I am really pleased that this now seems to have become an annual event. The aim of the Gala is to raise awareness of the mining heri … Read More […]

  2. G Jackson Says:

    The Magic Attic will be attending again this year and will be in our usual spot up on the Balcony to the right of the Enterance.

    To coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain our theme this year is The Second World War. Along with a Battle of Britain display there will also be displays of Photographs, Propaganda Posters, South Derbyshire War Casualties and Newspaper Clippings. We will also be bringing along a number of 1940’s Newspapers for people to have a look at.

    Please come up and see us.

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