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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Loomer Road entrance gate temporarily locked

Unfortunately, the Loomer Road entrance gates to the country park are currently locked due to a small traveller camp at the end of Loomer road. This means that the car parks by the heritage centre are not accessible by car. There is alternative parking on the carparks off black bank road. See the map below […]

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North Staffs Winders Union Donation

Yesterday, we were presented with a cheque for £1000 by the North Staffordshire Winders Union who are dissolving their organisation.  Representing the union are Bob Copeland (centre), Branch Secretary Delegate, and Eddie Coxon (right), trustee.  Receiving the cheque is Dave Rushton, Chairman of the AHC Trustees.  They are pictured in front of a memorial to […]

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New Brick and Tile Article

Our very own Barons of Brick and Titans of Tile, Gordon and Ken, have put together an article for our website about their favourite subject. You can read it here…

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A Dip into the Archives

One from our archives. We recently uncovered a set of slides in the stores which turned out to have pictures of local colliery locomotives. This is Dilhorne No.3, one of Holditch Colliery’s three steam locomotives. It’s a standard Austerity 0−6−0 saddle tank made by W. G. Bagnall, No. 2787 of 1945. This is a design […]

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Bits and Bobs of news

A few bits of news to catch up with.  Firstly the group of travellers that were parked at the entrance to the county park have moved on.  We know that this put some people off visiting us, so if you had been planning a visit do come on down!  On our web site (www.apedale.co.uk) you […]

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