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    Friends of Hemingfield Colliery
Contact: Christine Cameron, Director of Volunteering & Community Engagement Year formed: 2014
Email: Hemingfield.colliery [at]   
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Area of interest: Hemingfield, Elsecar and surrounding areas, South Yorkshire.
Main geographical areas:
Opening times: Open usually two Saturdays per month, fortnightly. See website events or Facebook for details
Current admission details: Open days free. Group visits by arrangement. Donations welcome.
Educational facilities: n/a
Classes of membership: n/a
Publications: Booklet "22nd Dec 1852: Hemingfield" on mining explosion (available from FoHC, £2)Several articles in ISSES bulletin and British Mining, NMRS Bulletin
Archive collection: FoHC Collections, including George Beedan Collection of local mining history.
Artefact collection: Colliery site contains remaining buildings and machinery.
Sites owned, leased,
licensed or access controlled:
Site owned by FoHC. Access arranged with Site Manager.
Current projects: Archaeological excavation and recording of parts of siteArchival research into history of Hemingfield Colliery, and development of mining in local areaSocial history with oral historiesArtwork inspired by the siteSupporting Elsecar Heritage Action Zone (HAZ)
Publicity: Facebook, website and Twitter
Services: Tours (open days) Volunteering opportunities.
Location: Hemingfield Colliery, Wath Road, Hemingfield, nr Barnsley, South Yorkshire, close to Elsecar Heritage Centre S73 0NX
How to get there: Local trains from Sheffield and Barnsley stop at Elsecar train station around a mile away. Frequent Stagecoach 66 service from Barnsley stops in Elsecar. Local Yorkshire Tiger 72 bus service from Chapeltown to Manvers stops at Pit Row outside colliery.

Last updated: 07/11/2021

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