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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Traveller Camp at Apedale

Unfortunately access via Loomer Road is once again blocked due to a Traveller camp situated on the Apedale Country Park access road.  Understandably the Rangers service will be keeping the middle gate locked during this time which means that the car parks next to the Centre will not be reachable by Car. There is alternative parking […]

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Gala Pictures

Hi, pictures from our recent mining gala are now available on our website.  Click here to have a look!

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Gala – one day down, one to go!

I think I can safely say that we had a really enjoyable day yesterday – some scorching hot sun (just a brief spell of rain), some great bands, fire eaters, belly dancers, the railway in steam, various mining and rescue organisations, a fair, and not forgetting the beer tent. We’re ready for round two today! […]

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Gala Tomorrow

After months of preparation it’s now the eve of the Gala we hope that we will see you there! Preparations are well under way and we are watching the weather forecast like hawks. As you can see the beer tent from Limestone Brewery is up with a selection of their fine brews, so we had […]

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One week until the Gala!

Only one week to go until our 2014 Mining Gala! Preparations are in full swing, and we are keeping our finger crossed for the weather – the one thing that we can’t control. If you have been in Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre today you may have heard the town crier giving it all he’s got to promote […]

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Visit to the National Coal Mining Museum

We’ve had an interesting day at the National Coal Mining Museum attending the opening of a New Exhibition, “Courage, Camaraderie & Community”. We were invited because we’d made a (admittedly small) contribution to their display (see the Pics). Thanks to the team there, for making us feel very welcome, and to Ian the mine guide, […]

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