Mining Gala 2017

The Apedale Mining Gala returns this year on 15th and 16th July and we hope that this one will be the biggest and best yet.  The action will be moving to the events arena behind the centre giving us much more room for music and exhibitors. To get a flavour of what to expect, visit our picture gallery from the last event.

This year the gala is being supported by the Coop Local Community Membership Fund.  Under this scheme 1% of what Coop members spend on Coop branded goods or services goes to local causes, and members can elect to nominate a specific cause to back.  If you are  a member please consider backing the Apedale Heritage Centre, if not you can find out more about becoming a member here :- https://www.coop.co.uk/membership.

We’ll be opening at 10am each day.  There’ll be plenty to see and do:-

  • Live music (see below for the line up)
  • Stalls and demonstrations from mining organisations and other exhibitors.
  • Mine Tours
  • Blacksmithing Demonstrations from our resident Smith
  • Real Ales from Lymestone Brewery
  • Food!
  • Steam Train Rides on the Apedale Valley Light Railway
  • And more…

As more information is announced we will be updating this page, so pop back soon.

Get Involved!

You can help simply by sharing this page on Facebook or other social media using the link at the top of the page, or following us.

If you represent either a group linked with mining or a local group and would like to take part or if you think you may be able to help in other ways, please get in touch via our contact page.

We’ve made every effort to make sure this information is correct at the time of publishing but the lineup and running order may change.