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.


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






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

Alveley Mining Heritage Membership Secretary

Calling all AMH Members!!


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: 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









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






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