Event Date: Monday, 20th August 2018 11:36


Alveley Mining Heritage



Next Open Meeting:


Monday 20th August 2018



13:00 at Severn Valley Country Park, Education Room.


The group are inviting  contributions for the forthcoming Commemorative Book of Memories to mark fifty years in 2019 since the closure of the colliery and suggestions and support to mark the event.



All welcome









Memories of Alveley Colliery, Volume III


Book Launch


Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, Alveley, Bridgnorth WV16 6NG


Friday 6th July at 1:00 pm

Free Event - All welcome.


 Fiddlers Three


 Guest Speaker, Ray Scriven,

President of the National Flying Club


Ray is a member of Alveley and District flying Club, affiliated to the Royal Pigeon Racing

Association of which Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Patron. In 1964 Highley

Racing Pigeon Club, which was formed by Highley Miners, amalgamated with Alveley

and Ray will give a brief history of the long association of pigeon racing with the Mining

Community. He is bringing along some of his racing pigeons to release on the day to

mark the event.


Cafe open for refreshments and light lunches



Annual General Meeting


Alveley Mining Heritage Group

Will be Held


 Monday 14th May at 1:00pm


 Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre

in the

 Education Room


*****All Are Welcome*****

Stuart Scott giving  a recent presentation on Alveley Weighbridge. Stuart will be one of our members present to talk to visitors at the library display


Alveley Mining Heritage Group

will be holding a display at Bridgnorth Library

(67 Listley Street, Bridgnorth, WV16 4AW) 

between 19th - 23rd February during normal opening times:-

 Monday: 9.30am to 7.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Members however will be at hand on Tuesday 20th  February, Wednesday 21st  February and  Friday 23rd  February  between 13:00 – 15:00 to welcome and talk to visitors about the Alveley Weighbridge and coal mining heritage project.

 The group have received tremendous support from individuals, organisations and businesses and  have staged several events over the past few years to raise awareness to commemorate the 50th anniversary in 2019 of the closure of Alveley Colliery.  The project includes progress of project to date, Alveley Weighbrige display, newly donated artefacts and publications of Memories of Alveley Colliery which will be available.

 Alveley Mining Heritage Group are particularly interested in meeting or hearing from former mine workers and their families and people with a wider connection and interest in the coal industry. More information can be found by visiting www.alveleyminingheritage.org or phoning 01746





Archivist Opportunity - History of Alveley Pit
We have an opportunity for a volunteer archivist with Alveley Mining Heritage Group.
As a fledgling group we are starting the process from scratch so this is an exciting opportunity for anyone with the skills and a little time. We are open to a volunteer job share. We have been generously offered the Education Room for our meetings at the Severn Valley Country Park and are negotiating available space for display and storage. We are an enthusiastic and friendly group and welcome active involvement. Someone with an interest in the history of Alveley pit would be particularly welcome.
Do get in touch to discuss. We look forward to hearing from you!