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Field Trip to National Coal Mining Museum for England - 13 May 2012

posted 8 Apr 2012, 07:48 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 9 Jul 2012, 08:16 ]
View of National Coal Mining Museum site

The first field trip of 2012 will be on Sunday 13 May to the National Coal Mining Museum for England at Overton near Wakefield. The museum is located at Caphouse Colliery, on the western edge of the Yorkshire coalfield, where mining has been carried out for centuries. A plan showing workings from 1789 to 1795, includes a shaft on the Caphouse site. It is probably the oldest coal-mine shaft still in everyday use in Britain today.

The day starts with registration and coffee between 9:30am and 10:15am followed by an introductory talk by Willie McGranaghan, Deputy Director of the museum. This will be followed by a guided tour of the site before lunch. After lunch we shall descend the mine shaft for a tour of the underground workings.

The cost of the day trip is £20.00 and includes refreshments and lunch. Further details will be sent on confirmation of booking.

Please send a cheque made payable to "CBA Yorkshire" by 27 April 2012 to reserve a place. Include the names of attendees and a contact address, phone number and email address (if you have one). Send to:
Louise Mallinson, Events Secretary, CBA Yorkshire, 45 Frank Lane, Thornhill, DEWSBURY, West Yorkshire, WF12 0JW