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Public Open Days

SGMRG Public Open Days at Oldwood Pit, attracting around 500 visitors. Our next open day will be in September 2018 (entry is FREE). You can also come along to any of our other events for £2.

Oldwood Pits Open Days

Oldwood Pits is a former 19th century Colliery with interesting associated workings - pit shaft, drift, mine office and tunnel. Mining artefacts and displays. Lots of hands-on activities, gus and crook coal hauling etc for the children. Refreshments, lovely cake...

Oldwood Pits coal mine site has been open most years on the Heritage Open Days. We will next be open on 15th and 16th September 2018.

You can listen to a Radio Bristol interview with the site owner, Jenni Humphries talking about the (past) 2010 open day.

Listen to a recording of Jenni's 2010 interview on Radio Bristol.

Please install Flash Player (V7 or higher); you can download it here.

Private visits to Oldwood Pits Colliery site, near Rangeworthy, north of Yate, can be arranged for 10 or more people.

  • These visits can be booked direct with Jenny Humphris, the site owner, by telephoning 01454 228160.
  • Visits cost £4 per person without refreshments or £5 with.
  • Once booked with Jenny, confirm details and send a cheque for the required amount (payable to SGMRG) to the SGMRG Treasurer, Steve Hillyard, 24 The Bluebells, Bradley Stoke, BRISTOL, BS32 8BL.
  • Your visit will consist of a guided tour around the site (for over 20 people we will provide more than one guide).
  • A look at the SGMRG's collection of artefacts will be included unless not requested.
  • You will need to allow at least one and a half hours for your visit.

NB Uneven ground, sensible shoes advised. Limited disabled access due to nature of site.

Restoring the Drift Mine

On this poster, you can see how the SGMRG have helped maintain this site by restoring the Drift Mine.

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