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.


Preliminary Announcements:



Date: Thursday 31st January 2019

Time: 13:00

Venue: Highley Working Men's Club


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







A family friendly and social occasion


Date: tbc

Venue: tbc


The group's recent November Open Meeting was a productive one with exhibitors offering support for the forthcoming anniversary event marking fifty years since the closure of the colliery. We are currently in discussion with a local venue so DATE, details and planning meeting will be announced shortly.


In the meantime, we would like to invite individuals, organisations and groups with interest, information or experience to showcase and man their exhibits in this community event, celebrating the rich coal mining heritage of the area as a whole and all generations who worked in the industry. It promises to be a family friendly social occasion.


We look forward to hearing from you.



Andrea on 01746 862064 (Coal Mining History day)


or via the contact facility at www.alveleyminingheritage.org





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

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