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Minnie Pit Rememberance 2017

We’ll be attending the annual Minnie Pit Remembrance Event this Sunday (8th) with our museum stand, and we’ll be sure to bring along some interesting artefacts. This year is the 99th Anniversary of the disaster. For more information… http://www.halmerendmethodists.org.uk/news/minnie-pit-disaster-remembrance-sunday.html  

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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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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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Book to be launched at the Heritage Centre

A new index of ‘Mining Deaths in North Staffordshire 1756-1995’, compiled by Mark Casewell of the Audley and District Family History Society, will be launched at Apedale Heritage Centre, Loomer Rd, Chesterton, on Sunday 9th August at 1.30-2pm. The book contains about 4,400 entries of miners who were killed, plus about 250 who were injured. […]

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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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Age UK North Staffordshire project to capture mining memories

Age UK North staffs have received a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, `Mining the Past – Shaping our Lives’, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The project focuses on bringing together local ex-miners, their families and their carers to talk about their lives, and record and share their history and heritage. Through the […]

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