Remembering Bestwood Colliery – 50 years on
To commemorate the closure of Bestwood Colliery 50 years ago a special free event is taking place at the preserved Bestwood Winding Engine House on Saturday, 1st July 2017 (10.30 am – 3pm). The programme for the day will include:
- An exhibition of old photographs of the colliery and some of its workforce
- Guided Tours of the preserved Winding Engine House
- Time Line booklets including details of the history of the colliery, including a full list of fatalities.
- Recital by the Bestwood Male Voice Choir.
- Illustrated Talk – Coalmining in the Leen Valley by David Amos at 2 pm.
- Refreshments can be purchased at the Dynamo House
For more details please contact the Event Organiser, Keith Stone on (0115) 953 7982