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Pits and Pots Tours

We’re excited to be partnering with Middleport Pottery to offer the “Pits and Pots” tour. This is a whole day experience that highlights coal’s importance in firing the pottery industry’s growth, from coal face to finished plate! For more information and booking details, head on over to Middleport Pottery’s Facebook or web page. https://www.middleportpottery.org/events/tours-heritage/   Image Source: […]

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New Books

Two of the more recent publications that we have on sale in our shop; “Pit Life” is a selection of articles recalling an ex-miners experiences of working underground. “Silverdale 1792-1914” is a history of the North Staffordshire mining village. As they say in the adverts -“While Stocks Last!”

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Museum Heating Project

We’ve recently completed one of our biggest self-funded projects; Heating in the museum along with Solar Panels. During the year and especially summer the Solar Panels will generate power to offset the cost of heating the museum on cold days. As well as making the museum more comfortable for visitors in cold weather it also […]

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Good Luck Mine and Caphouse Colliery

Our mining team have been on a couple of field trips to see other mines.  It’s always great to get out and experience what other organisations are doing.  A few weeks ago the folks at Goodluck Mine near Matlock were kind enough to let us visit them, which we all thoroughly enjoyed.  Goodluck is a lead mine […]

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Woodsmith Mine Training at Apedale

This week we have hosted CFB Risk Management who have been training to support Sirius Minerals PLC in their Woodsmith Polyhalite Mine near Whitby. This is the largest mining project in Britain for a long time, production starts in 2021 and is expected to eventually peak at 20 million Tonnes per year. The polyhalite, once […]

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Newcastle in Bloom 2018

Congratulations to the Apedale Community Partnership on being awarded the Overall Winner Gold in the Community Gardens competition in Newcastle in Bloom 2018. The ACP is made up of a group of organisations at Apedale including Action Apedale and the Countryside Project and they are involved in gardening and crafts around the site. If you’ve […]

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Thai Cave Rescue Account

Over the summer the world was gripped by a drama unfolding in the caves of Thailand, when a group of twelve children from the Wild Boards football team were trapped underground by rising floodwaters.  They were exploring the Tham Luang cave complex in the Chang Rai district of northern Thailand in the mountains bordering Myanmar […]

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5 out of 5

We’ve just been awarded a food hygiene rating of 5 by the food standards agency after we were inspected earlier this month. Well done to all of the cafe staff for really pulling out the stops to achieve this and keeping up our high standards.  We were given a 4 last time and since then […]

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New Surface Gallery

Our mining team have started erecting a training gallery that we got from Kellingley Colliery after it closed. Once it’s up and covered, it’ll be used as mining display on the surface which will be also be wheelchair accessible. Still a lot of work to do though.

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We’re a “Little Treasure”!

On Friday we were awarded the “Little Treasures of Britain” award at the 22nd Group Travel Awards, One of our trustees, Les, was on hand to receive this awards from the editorial team of Group Travel Organiser magazine at the awards ceremony at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.  the evening was attended by some of the big […]

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