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Yearly Archives: 2015

Happy New Year

All at the Apedale Heritage Centre wish all of our visitors past, present and future a very Happy New Year. We’ve had a great year with the opening of the Apedale Bowl garden, hosting the Inspired 2 Festival and probably breaking a few records on school visits and visitor numbers. It was also a bit […]

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2015 Santa Special Pictures

Click here for pictures from the AVLR 2015 Santa Special service.

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Christmas Opening and 2016 Prices

Now that the AVLR Santa Specials are over and we’ve all more or less recovered, our thoughts turn to Turkey, Christmas pud and terrible jokes from crackers.  We’ll be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day, but will be open as usual on the other days.  So mine tours and the museum […]

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The Apedale Bowl

We had a great event today at the Heritage Centre. Our new quiet garden, aka ‘The Apedale Bowl’ was officially opened by Newcastle Borough Mayor, Councillor Sandra Hambleton. The garden is the result of a collaboration between Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Newcastle Countryside Project, Action Apedale and Regent College to give an unused patch of ground a […]

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Mining Themed CD Released

Congratulations to Alex Caton (http://alexcaton.com/) on the release of her new Album, “Never Take a Daisy Down a Mine” inspired by a visit to the Apedale Heritage Centre. It combines Appalachian and Irish Folk with her family history in the North Staffordshire mining industry, resulting in an Album of music and poetry about mining. Alex launched […]

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Oaks Colliery Disaster

We’ve been asked to pass on this request for information and help… Does anyone have, or know of anyone who’s relatives were a victim of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. in which 361 men and boys lost their lives on December 12th 1866. For nearly 50yrs this was the worst mining disaster in […]

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Book Launched Today

The Audley and District Family History Society held the launch of their new publication, Mark Casewell’s “Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995” at the centre today.  It’s the first time we done something like this and it was a great success.  Thanks to all those who packed out our conference room to support the launch, […]

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Book to be launched at the Heritage Centre

A new index of ‘Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995’, compiled by Mark Casewell of the Audley and District Family History Society, will be launched at Apedale Heritage Centre, Loomer Rd, Chesterton, on Sunday 9th August at 1.30-2pm. The book contains about 4,400 entries of miners who were killed, plus about 250 who were injured. […]

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Website update

If you are a regular visitor to this website you may have noticed a few changes.  We’ve just updated it to match our shiny new logo, with improvements all around.  The headline feature is that it’s now fully responsive which means that it adapts its layout to whatever device it’s on.  So, if you are browsing on a […]

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AVLR Gala Pictures

We hope everyone who visited during the Gala had a great time, we certainly did!  No time to catch our breath because we have a Bank Holiday coming up with Steam on Sunday and Monday (24th and 25th May).  If you didn’t manage to make it, you can see some of what you missed in […]

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