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.


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

cordially invites you to our

Open Day

at Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, Chapel Lane, Alveley, Bridgnorth, WV15 6NG

on Thursday 30th November 2017


Refreshments available to purchase from the cafe throughout the day


12:00 - 15:30  History of Coal Mining by The Granville Miners, Project displays, artefacts, Publications, Homing Pigeons

with Len Turford, member of Alveley and District IRPC

12:30 – 13:00 Presentation about Alveley Weighbridge by Stuart Scott

13:00    Artefacts Display – Steve Tull  & Wall Display Board – Andrea Edwards

13:30 -  "Memories of Alveley Colliery" by Tim White (Vol II) Book Launch. Presentation of books to local libraries and Alveley and Highley Primary Schools

14:30  Book Sales – Mary Tull,       Membership - Tim White             Website – Chris Noble

15:00 Short Film of Alveley Coal Mining Heritage weekend 2016. DVDs presented to

            Ron Whittle OBE,               Author Chris Arnot         and The Granville Miners

15:15 - 15:30   "As I Remember" a short film of the remains of Alveley Colliery

            with guide Trevor Jones.


Grateful thanks to our sponsors Midland Quarry Products and to their

 Managing Director David Bagshaw for presenting the books and DVDs









Alveley Mining Heritage


A short film tour of the remains of Alveley Colliery by former miner

 Trevor Jones

will be shown at Alveley Mining Heritage Open Day

on 30th November 2017


Severn Valley Country Park

Doors Open 12:00 - 15:30

A grant from Alveley & Romsley Parish Council

enabled Alveley Mining Heritage to hire kit to make this short film as an education resource

DVD sponsored by MQP



Memories of Alveley Colliery Book II Vol. II

 compiled by Tim White

 Open Day and Book Launch 30th November 2017

 At the Severn Valley Country Park

 Following the launch of “ Memories of Alveley Colliery” in July this year, a second collection of memories and photographs collated by Tim White is now available. This includes all new interviews supplied by former underground workers, surface workers and staff who worked in the pit offices and newly offered photographs. The Howard Thompson Bequest generously supported the first publication costs and with proceeds we have invested in this second publication.

If you have memories to share please do get in touch. It is so important to record this heritage for future generations. To this end and with sponsorship from Midland Quarry Products we have been able to donate this book to local reference libraries and the National Coal Mining Museum as well as Alveley and Highley Community Primary Schools.


We also have a few copies remaining of the first publication launched in July 2017 

You can also pre-purchase the Second Publication which will be launched on 
the Open Day on 30th November 2017


Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, Chapel Lane, Alveley, Bridgnorth, WV15 6NG