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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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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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2018 Certificate of Excellence

We’ve earned the 2018 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor! Thanks to everyone who left reviews. If you haven’t left one, please do – lets get working on 2019! Thanks also, to all the volunteers who have made peoples visits so enjoyable.

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The Apedale Hall Window

We now have a very unique piece of local history on display in the museum – A stained glass window from Apedale Hall!  This was one of a set of four each with a different heraldic shield in it.  The opportunity to acquire this came up late last year when it was put up for […]

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In the top 10!

We have just noticed that we have snuck into the top 10 things to do in Staffordshire on TripAdvisor! That puts us in the company of some of the big tourist attractions in the area. Only another thirteen and a half thousand reviews needed to have a chance of knocking Alton Towers of the #1 […]

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February Half Term

Next week is half-term, it soon comes around.  Our mining team will be running mine tours on Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd, just the thing if you are looking for a day out.

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Santa Train News

Santa Trains are running as scheduled today. Please drive carefully.

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