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 of a sad year as it saw the closure of the last deep mines in the UK. In the new year we are hoping to get funding for renovating the forge to provide a better space for our Blacksmith and create space to set up a brickmaking workshop as part of our long term plans. We’re looking forward to 2016, and hope to see old friends and new faces at Apedale.