Year 5 had the incredible opportunity to explore lots of primary sources for their Coal Mining topic at the NUM Offices in Barnsley. We had first hand stories from former miners, hearing all about their experiences about working in the mines, the Miner’s Strike and how the closing of the pits affected theirs and the lives of their communities. It was a fantastic experience to be able to see such invaluable and historic sources that are such a significant part of Barnsley’s history.