Alveley Mining Heritage Group would like to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to the Coal Mining Heritage project set up to commemorate the closure of NCB Alveley Colliery (formerly Highley Mining Company Ltd.) 50 years ago. The group has provided an open platform for displays of local mining artefacts. Items for publication and support are welcome for the following programme of local coal mining heritage events in the area.

Mining Display at Severn Centre Highley:

May to August during normal public opening times. Current displays include items from Highley, Alveley. Kinlet and Billingsley Collieries.

Drop in Session:

Wednesday 5th June, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Severn Centre, Highley. Invitation to bring along local Mining artefacts to rotate loan displays or items for inclusion in AMH publication.

AMH Open Meeting:

20th May at 3:30 at Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre. Come and find out about events during the rest of this anniversary year and contributions received for displays and publication. All Welcome.

Collections Care:

Friday14th June at 2:30 – 4:30 pm, Severn Centre, Bridgnorth Road , Highley, WV16 5JG. Opportunity to find out how to catalogue and care for heritage possessions. Free Event. All welcome.

AMH display at Bridgnorth History Day:

Saturday 14th September, 10:00 – 14:00, Hosted by Bridgnorth Library. Free Event. Contribution loans welcome and invitation to all to come along and talk to visitors, former workers and families.

50th Anniversary Commemorative Event:

Hosted by Severn Valley Country Park, Sunday 6th October (provisional date).

Alveley Mining Heritage Membership Secretary

Help is wanted to recruit members to Alveley Mining Heritage Group in this exciting 50th Anniversary year since the closure of Alveley Colliery.

This is a voluntary role which could be shared and may suit either someone retired or seeking experience for their CV. The role entails maintaining a membership list according to GDPR regs, approaching people in a friendly and polite manner and explaining and encouraging people to support the work and aims of the group by becoming members.

You will be required to attend occasional events and meetings, handle money, administer simple paperwork, have good literacy and telephone manner and basic IT skills.

Please get in touch via the contact facility at

or by phoning 01746 862064 to chat about the role


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!