Yearly Archives: 2014

Weekend events 9th and 10th August

Not one, but two events this weekend at Apedale! On Saturday and Sunday the Apedale Valley Light Railway are holding another Teddy Bear’s outing which means steam trains on both days and free rides for kids who bring their teddy’s with them, we’ll also be doing a teddy bear hunt activity in the museum. The […]

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Special Delivery

We’ve had the Hem Heath winding engine on site for quite a few years on loan from the Shropshire Mines Trust, and today we’ve finally been able to reunite the drum ith the engine. You can see images from the delivery here.

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Tunstall Park WW1 Event

On Sunday we had a stand at the First World War Centenary Event at Tunstall Park, with a “pop-up” museum. The Apedale Valley Light Railway were there too, on the stand right next to us which worked well. We had a brilliant day, although the wind was a bit of a challenge, our display boards […]

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School Holiday Opening 2014

In the words of  Mr Cooper, “Schools out for summer”, and this year we’re going to have extended opening hours throughout the holidays.  Our café will be open as usual and in addition to that the Museum and Mine Tours will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Of course we’ll still be open at […]

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Training Day at Apedale

There is a free training event on how to run an oral history project, this will take place at Apedale Heritage Centre on 11th August.  This will be of interest to non-profit organisations and community groups who would like to develop oral history projects in this area.  See the attached flyer for more details or […]

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Open for Business and Steam trains next week!

We’re happy to announce that the traveller’s have moved on, and so the Loomer Road entrance to the Country Park (and us!) is open again.  This is in good time for the Apedale Valley Light Railway’s Next event, “Steam and Industry Trains” on Saturday 12th July. In addition to the usual steam service that runs […]

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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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