East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum: next meeting 30th March 2019.

The next meeting of the East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum takes place on Saturday, 30th March 2019 (10.30am – 4.30pm) at the Snibston Colliery site (Coalville) and later in the day a site visit to nearby Swannington to view the Califat Colliery dig and the Swannington Incline. The event is being hosted in partnership with the Coalville Heritage Society, Snibston Heritage Trust and Leicestershire County Council.  Free event – all welcome.

Provisional Agenda

10.30am: Meet at Snibston Colliery site – Presentation on the Snibston Masterplan by Julia Keeling (Leicestershire County Council) and Stuart Warburton (Interim Chairman of the proposed Snibston Heritage Trust) and tour of the lamp-room buildings (internal) and former colliery site (external and internal where permitted) by Stuart Warburton and Julia Keeling.   Parking in the Century Theatre car-park, Snibston Country Park, Chiswell Drive, off Ashby Road, Coalville, Leicestershire. LE67 3LN.

12.15pm: Convene at the nearby Springboard Centre, Conference Room for the 5th meeting of the East Midlands Coalmining Heritage Forum. Tea and coffee will be available at the meeting. Directions: From the Snibston Colliery site drive to the nearby Springboard Centre, Mantle Lane, Coalville, LE67 3DW. Car-parking at the rear of the Centre (vehicle access from Mantle Lane an archway).

1.30pm: Lunch at the Springboard Centre.

Maps and route notes for the afternoon site visits will be distributed during lunch.

2.30pm: Califat Colliery Excavation (Swannington Heritage Trust) – tour by members of the Leicestershire Industrial History Society (LIHS)

3.30pm: Swannington Incline ( Swannington Heritage Trust) – tour by members of the Swannington Heritage Trust.

4.30pm: End of event

Further details:  David Amos on (07914) 373745 or by email at david.amos@ntu.ac.uk  plus Stuart Warburton on (07709) 957 921 or e-mail at stuart.warburton@outlook.com

Images – above preserved Snibston Colliery site and below the Califat Colliery dig and the Swannington incline – all by David Amos.