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The Pit at the End of the Road

Exhibition, Print 201

The Pit at the End of the Road, features the art work of artist Michael Milner. The temporary exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum captures the nostalgia surrounding Milner’s personal recollections of coal mining and the mining communities around him.

Michael Milner uses his childhood memories of growing up in the shadow of Glasshoughton Colliery as his inspiration. The exhibition features paintings of Milner’s personal memories; placing the pit at the centre of home life alongside quotes from Milner’s childhood, which paint an evocative picture of life growing up in the shadow of the pit.

Members of the museum team, Sally-Anne and Gwen worked alongside The University of Huddersfield’s John Bonner to create a soundscape for the exhibition, to provoke memories of living within a local pit village.

Curated by Gwendolen Whitaker

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