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Yearly Archives: 2016

New Year 2016

Happy New year everyone! 2016 has had its ups and downs, but on the whole it’s been a successful year down at Apedale.  We’ve made a whole host of improvements over the year to the museum, café and mine, one of the biggest being our new café floor.  We’ve supported a couple of theatre productions […]

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Christmas Opening 2016

Christmas Opening 2016:   Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December – 10:30am to 3pm Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December – Closed Boxing Day, Monday 26th December – Closed Tuesday 27th December – Normal Hours PLUS MINE TOURS 28th-30th December – Normal Hours New Years Eve, Saturday 31st December – 10:30am to 3pm New Years Day Closed. […]

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Trip to Caphouse Colliery

Volunteers from Apedale recently visited The National Coal Mining museum at Caphouse Colliery at the invitation of Ian Wibberley, who as well as being involved at Caphouse. is one of our trustees. We were given a tour of the underground workings including a lot of areas that aren’t part of the standard tour. We entered […]

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Santa, Dales Dash and Travellers

A little news round up – firstly the traveler camp that arrived on Sunday and cause the Loomer Road Entrance to be closed yesterday is gone, and the park is open as usual today.  Thanks to Staffs Police for taking quick action as it could have impacted on upcoming events. This coming Sunday (4th) sees […]

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Visit by Horton St Michael’s First School Leek

After a recent visit to Apedale, the children of Horton St Michael’s First School in Leek have produced a newsletter about their day out.  They have kindly given us permission to share it here.  As well as a mine and museum tour, Genesis the blacksmith was on hand to demonstrate his skills. You can view […]

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New Café Flooring – closed Nov 14th to 18th

We are planning to renew the flooring in the Heritage Centre during November as the existing vinyl floor has pretty much reached the end of it’s life.  Its been down for 15 years or so and is showing serious signs of wear and tear, particularly in the loos.  While it’s not exactly an exciting thing to […]

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Rugeley Miners Gala

We’ll have a stand at the Lea Hall Miners Reunion Gala this Sunday, 4th September, at the Lea Hall Miners Welfare Centre & Social Club. It’s from 12pm until 5pm and will feature Bouncy Castles, a funfair, stalls, football, live music and more. Lea Hall Miners Welfare Centre & Social Club, Sandy Lane, Rugeley, Staffs. WS15 2LB.

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Silverdale Our Story

Groundwork West Midlands are launching a social history project about Silverdale… “Silverdale Our Story, simply put, is a project that will support local volunteers to engage as many of the current population of the Silverdale village as possible in finding and creating a story that they feel adequately represents their past centred on Silverdale Country […]

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Visit from the Cast of The Hired Man

This weekend we had a visit from the cast of “The Hired Man” which opens on 29th July at the Lichfield Garrick . Based on a novel by Melyvn Bragg this musical follows the life of John Tallentire, a farm labourer and coal miner from the end of the 19th century through the first world. The […]

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

We found out today that we’ve been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, which is awarded to places that have a high average score and pass a certain number of review over a 12 month period. Thanks to everyone who has reviewed us, and especially to everyone at Apedale who’s hard work is reflected […]

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