Category: Mining Heritage


Can I Visit New Fancy?

New Fancy amenity site is open daily to visitors between 8am and dusk. There is ample parking available on the site. Read More


How Was It Built at New Fancy?

Map foundations were made of reinforced concrete, half a metre thick. The map was correctly orientated North/South. The map jigsaw was then fixed to the foundations, using a dry mix. Read More


How was the Geomap made?

The Project Partners were: Read More


Miners Glossary

The Forest of Dean has a rich and distinct industrial history. Coal was recorded as being dug in the Forest in the mid 1240s, but its extraction was of secondary... Read More


Miners Memorial Record Set

This downloadable record set forms part of the Miners Memorial Project and contains records of fatal accidents which occurred in Forest of Dean Mines in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read More


New Fancy

New Fancy is a Forestry Commission amenity site, which is located at the site of the former coal mine of the same name. Read More


The Miners Memorial

Historic records indicate that over the years some 600 men died because of accidents at work in the local mines and quarries. Read More


The Mines Trails Walks

In conjunction with the Forest of Dean Group of the Ramblers Association, three ‘Mines Trails’ walks leaflets were produced. Read More


The Roll of Honour Memorial Volumes

As another element of the Project, details of the mining fatalities, and the list of Freeminers were recorded in four leather-bound ‘Roll of Honour’ volumes. Read More


The Roll of Honour Sculpture

Colloquially known as ‘The Miners Memorial’, more correctly known as the ‘Roll of Honour Sculpture’ Read More

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