The Frog Lane Exhibition is now on at Thornbury Museum. If you haven’t already seen the 14 large exhibition panels that SGMRG have compiled in conjunction with Yate & District Heritage Centre they are now on display at Thornbury Museum – until 10 September 2009. Do make the effort to look at the exhibition to see how SGMRG are “promoting awareness, appreciation and conservation of the mining heritage of South Gloucestershire” (one of their aims).
The panels have a wealth of information on them as well as a lot of the stunning images from SGMRG’s recent publication “Frog Lane Colliery – 60 Years On”. It costs £12.
The book can be obtained from Roger Gosling at the SGMRG meetings or by post. 51 Greenhill Road, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 3NA; make cheques payable to SGMRG and add £2 for part p&p. Do you have any photographs, artefacts or documents linked to the history of Frog Lane Colliery or Coalpit Heath? Or any memories of the pit and the area?
For more details contact the Mines Research group Andy Brander (01454 882867), David Hardill (01454) 862200 or Steve Grudgings (07768 381502). http://www.sgmrg.co.uk/
This year, 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the closure of the pit at Frog Lane, and South Glos Mines Research Group, Yate & District Heritage Centre and local community and heritage groups are joining forces for “Frog Lane 1949-2009” to mark the closure of Frog Lane Colliery, the last major coal mining concern in the Yate/Coalpit Heath area.