Category Archives: Heritage Centre

New Year 2016

Happy New year everyone! 2016 has had its ups and downs, but on the whole it’s been a successful year down at Apedale.  We’ve made a whole host of improvements over the year to the museum, café and mine, one of the biggest being our new café floor.  We’ve supported a couple of theatre productions […]

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Christmas Opening 2016

Christmas Opening 2016:   Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December – 10:30am to 3pm Christmas Day, Sunday 25th December – Closed Boxing Day, Monday 26th December – Closed Tuesday 27th December – Normal Hours PLUS MINE TOURS 28th-30th December – Normal Hours New Years Eve, Saturday 31st December – 10:30am to 3pm New Years Day Closed. […]

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Santa, Dales Dash and Travellers

A little news round up – firstly the traveler camp that arrived on Sunday and cause the Loomer Road Entrance to be closed yesterday is gone, and the park is open as usual today.  Thanks to Staffs Police for taking quick action as it could have impacted on upcoming events. This coming Sunday (4th) sees […]

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Visit by Horton St Michael’s First School Leek

After a recent visit to Apedale, the children of Horton St Michael’s First School in Leek have produced a newsletter about their day out.  They have kindly given us permission to share it here.  As well as a mine and museum tour, Genesis the blacksmith was on hand to demonstrate his skills. You can view […]

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Visit from the Cast of The Hired Man

This weekend we had a visit from the cast of “The Hired Man” which opens on 29th July at the Lichfield Garrick . Based on a novel by Melyvn Bragg this musical follows the life of John Tallentire, a farm labourer and coal miner from the end of the 19th century through the first world. The […]

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Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

We found out today that we’ve been awarded a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, which is awarded to places that have a high average score and pass a certain number of review over a 12 month period. Thanks to everyone who has reviewed us, and especially to everyone at Apedale who’s hard work is reflected […]

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Donation from Compass Minerals UK

A big thanks to Compass Minerals UK who run the Winsford Salt Mines for their donation of a cheque and Easter eggs yesterday.

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Civic Visit

Earlier this week we were visited by the Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Councillor Sandra Hambleton and a party of local mayors and dignitaries. They had visited Chatterley Whitfield earlier in the day and then onto Apedale for a buffet and talk about the Heritage Centre. They were then offered a chance to go on our mine […]

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Rode Hall Silver Band to Visit Apedale

On Saturday 26th March we’ll be pleased to welcome the Rode Hall Silver Band and the Cast of the Congleton Players’ production of “Brassed Off” to the Heritage Centre. The Band will be performing numbers from the play, and the cast and director will be happy to chat!

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Congleton Players present “Brassed Off”

The Congleton players will be putting on a production of Brassed Off, 19th to 23rd April 2016, based on the successful film of the same name and a true story. Based in 1992, the play follows the members of Grimley Colliery Brass Band and their families at the pit is faced with closure, and the […]

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