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Exhibition, Sat 12 Nov 2016 - Wed 25 Jan 2017, free entry


A Share of a Pensioner's Christmas 'Bonus'

A Share of a Pensioner's Christmas 'Bonus'


It’s Christmas 1984. Sam, Gayle, Jayne and Craig are the children of striking miners. This is the story of how acts of generosity by total strangers made their Christmas possible that year, and what it was like for them to grow up in the shadow of the Miners’ Strike.

This exhibition includes an audio work, photography and archive items from the collections of National Coal Mining Museum for England, and People’s History Museum.

A collaborative project by Esther Johnson and Debbie Ballin 2015

A share of a pensioner’s Christmas ‘Bonus’ is part of a larger research project titled Echoes of Protest investigating the legacy of being involved in significant protest movements from a child’s perspective.

This exhibition is supported by the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Wakefield, and People’s History Museum, Manchester.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Nov 2016 - Wed 25 Jan 2017 10:00 to 17:00


Free entry



01924 848806


Caphouse Colliery,
New Road,



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Map reference: SE 252164  Lat: 53.64376 Long: -1.61925

By Road:
Leave the M1 at jct 40 (A638) towards Wakefield, take the 1st right after the traffic lights (Broadway). The Malt Shovel pub will be on your right. At the end of Broadway turn right onto the A642 to Horbury and Huddersfield.

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Wakefield Bus Station
Bus Route: Yorkshire Traction Bus 232 from Wakefield Bus Station. Drops off outside the Reindeer Inn.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality