I will be working on my Myth Maps project at Snibston Colliery in Coalville. Carole will be working on a project for Leicestershire Museums, which she has called The Held in the Hand Hoard. I'll let her tell you more about that herself.
I am particularly pleased with my Myth Maps project as it draws together a number of things I have been thinking about, things I have been blogging about here and it links with this project.
|Leicester & Swannington rail ticket|
The colliery at Coalville, as I blogged before (see Preservation and Persistence), includes the wonderful historic railway track. A line was put down by George and Robert Stephenson for the Leicester to Swannington Railway (L&S), one of the first of England's railways, opened in 1832 to bring coal from pits in west Leicestershire (Whitwick, Ibstock and Bagworth) to Leicester.
|The Leicester & Swannington Rail Line|
|Whitwick Colliery, 1926|
|Midland Railway Station in Coalville, 1889|
|Sidings at Bardon Hill quarry|
|Coalville East Station|