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Yearly Archives: 2016

A visit from the BBC

Recently we had a great time working with a Team from BBC Research and Development and Rewind who recorded some 360o footage at the Heritage Centre.  Even if you didn’t know that the BBC has a R&D department, you’ll almost certainly have used some of the technology that they have worked on over the decades like Ceefax (for […]

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Donation from Compass Minerals UK

A big thanks to Compass Minerals UK who run the Winsford Salt Mines for their donation of a cheque and Easter eggs yesterday.

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Civic Visit

Earlier this week we were visited by the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Councillor Sandra Hambleton and a party of local mayors and dignitaries. They had visited Chatterley Whitfield earlier in the day and then onto Apedale for a buffet and talk about the Heritage Centre. They were then offered a chance to go on our mine […]

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Rode Hall Silver Band to Visit Apedale

On Saturday 26th March we’ll be pleased to welcome the Rode Hall Silver Band and the Cast of the Congleton Players’ production of “Brassed Off” to the Heritage Centre. The Band will be performing numbers from the play, and the cast and director will be happy to chat!

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Congleton Players present “Brassed Off”

The Congleton players will be putting on a production of Brassed Off, 19th to 23rd April 2016, based on the successful film of the same name and a true story. Based in 1992, the play follows the members of Grimley Colliery Brass Band and their families at the pit is faced with closure, and the […]

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Open Door Wheel Walk

Open Door Stoke-on-Trent (http://www.opendoorstokeontrent.co.uk) are organising a charity walk around Apedale to support their work with homeless and vulnerable people. Tickets include a bowl of lobby, a roll and a drink. Contact the number shown below for information and booking. PLEASE NOTE: The meeting point address is incorrect on the image below it should be […]

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Our Visit to the Minnie Pit Event

At the Minnie Pit Memorial Event, last Sunday, we met quite a few people who were descendants of Minnie Pit miners. One gentleman brought this scout belt buckle with him, which belonged to Bernard Spode, a haulage worker. Bernard was just 14 when he died of terrible injuries in the disaster, and this item helped […]

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Minnie Pit Remembrance Event 2016

Next weekend the Minnie Pit Disaster Remembrance event will be held at the Methodist Chapel in Halmer End (ST7 8AD).   Saturday 9th January 2pm: The Audley and District Family History Society will be launching their new publication “Halmer End in the 1920s”   Sunday 10th January 11am to 3pm: Various groups, organisations and individuals […]

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