Alveley Colliery

NCB Alveley Colliery, formerly The Highley Mining Co. Ltd, closed 31st January 1969

A FREE tribute event to the Mine Workers of Yesteryear

With generous support from Halo Leisure, Alveley & District Racing Pigeon Club, Rev. D. Poyner, and local people with memories and displays. Incline Plane Model by George Poyner, The Granville Miners, Alan Watkins and Highley Colliery Band. We'll be launching our book "Memories of Alveley Colliery" Volume 5,


The Severn Centre, Bridgnorth Road, Highley, WV16 6JG


Sunday 1st December 2019, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Commencing with Prayer and roll call for all those who lost their lives at Alveley Colliery, followed by Liberation Of Racing Pigeons.

Refreshments available to purchase from The Minor's Cafe

Alveley Mining Heritage Group Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture

On October 6th 2019 Alveley Mining Heritage Group were proud to unveil our memorial sculpture dedicated to the men, women and boys who worked at Alveley and Highley collieries. The sculpture, based around an original cage detaching hook of the type used at the site, was conceived by group members and brilliantly constructed by Ray Matthews who worked at the colliery as a mechanical engineer.

The memorial sculpture is located at the Severn Valley Country Park, the site of NCB Alveley Colliery, formerly Highley Mining Company. Our thanks to everyone who helped with the event and siteing the memorial.

We are especially grateful to the Mayor of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE and Mayoress Carol Whittle for performing the ceremonial duties.

Alveley Mining Heritage plaque dedicated to the men women and Boys who worked at Highley and Alveley Mines.
Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture
Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture - visitors assemble
L to R: Mary Tull (Treasurer), Lady Mayoress Carol Whittle, Mayor Of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE, Ray Matthews  who constructed the sculpture (Membership Secretary), Steve Tull and Malcolm Peel (Member


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!