Alveley Mining Heritage Group Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture

On October 6th 2019 Alveley Mining Heritage Group were proud to unveil our memorial sculpture dedicated to the men, women and boys who worked at Alveley and Highley collieries. The sculpture, based around an original cage detaching hook of the type used at the site, was conceived by group members and brilliantly constructed by Ray Matthews who worked at the colliery as a mechanical engineer.

The memorial sculpture is located at the Severn Valley Country Park, the site of NCB Alveley Colliery, formerly Highley Mining Company. Our thanks to everyone who helped with the event and siteing the memorial.

We are especially grateful to the Mayor of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE and Mayoress Carol Whittle for performing the ceremonial duties.

Alveley Mining Heritage plaque dedicated to the men women and Boys who worked at Highley and Alveley Mines.
Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture
Cage Detaching Hook Memorial Sculpture - visitors assemble
L to R: Mary Tull (Treasurer), Lady Mayoress Carol Whittle, Mayor Of Bridgnorth Ron Whittle OBE, Ray Matthews  who constructed the sculpture (Membership Secretary), Steve Tull and Malcolm Peel (Member