Display of Mining Artefacts


Alveley Mining Heritage group are pleased to announce that following the successful

Coal Mining Heritage Day

held earlier in the month to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the closure of

N.C.B. Alveley Colliery: Highley Unit.


There is a small display of Mining Artefacts generously hosted by Severn Centre, Highley during normal public opening times, initially until the end of February.

The display includes items from Highley Mining Co. Ltd days (pre 1947).


The group welcomes contributions for future displays in the community during this commemorative year. 


Please note that some exhibits are currently on loan to Severn Valley Country Park with the donors permission.


Calling all AMH Members!!


Membership Secretary Vacancy


Help 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 www.alveleyminingheritage.org

or by phoning 01746 862064 to chat about the role




Event Date: Thursday, 31st January 2019 13:00

Alveley Mining Heritage Group


Coal Mining Heritage Project 2016-2019 

The Coal Mining Heritage Project began in 2016 to raise awareness of the 50th commemoration in 2019 of the closure of the colliery and the end of coal mining in the area.

 News of Forthcoming Events!

There will be 2 events to commemorate the colliery closure, both occuring in Highley.

1. Alveley Mining Heritage Group's Latest book





Date: Thursday 31st January 2019

Time: 13:00


By Kind Invitation of

Highley Working Men's Club

 High Street, Highley, Highley.  WV16 6LN

(The date 31st of January is significant, as this day marks the actual day of closure 50 yrs ago)

Teas, Coffees and Biscuits Available

All Welcome!

Copies of all Four Volumes in this Series are Available on the day

Authors - Please Contact: Tim White (07772240402) or Trevor Jones (01746 780573)

(In case of inclement weather (snow) please listen to Shropshire Radio during the morning.

If the event is cancelled it will take place in the Severn Centre on Sat. 2nd February, please see article below.)





2. Coal Mining History Day – GET INVOLVED!

A family friendly and social occasion

Date: Saturday 2nd  February 2019

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Venue: Severn Centre Highley

Bridgnorth Road, Highley, Bridgnorth. WV166JG

Grateful thanks to Halo Leisure for their generous support and to all the exhibitors (to date) who are at hand to welcome visitors to displays and activities listed below:

featuring Highley Colliery Band and a Short Talk by George Poyner on his time at Alveley Colliery (10.30am)

There will  also be displays and activities organised by the following:-

David and George Poyner

Ray Matthews

Alveley Mining Heritage Group

Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Granville Miners

Kidderminster Carpet Museum

Severn Valley Country Park

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, squash, cakes & biscuits to buy

Come along and join in all of the fun at this free event to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the closure of Alveley Colliery and the end of coal mining in the area.


(Committee member and former Miner Trevor Jones recently featured in BBC 1's factual documentary "River Walks", presented by Shobna Gulati, talking about his working life at Alveley Colliery







Event Date: Thursday, 20th September 2018 00:13


Alveley Mining Heritage



Next Committee Meeting:


Thursday 20th September 2018



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


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



All welcome




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!