Category: Mining Heritage

Miners Memorial - Roll of Honour Sculpture

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

Miners Memorial - The Mine Trails Walks

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

New Fancy - An Introduction

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

New Fancy - Dates of Operation

The Protheroe family appear to have had interests in the New Fancy gale (a gale is an area of a coal seam or iron ore vein) since the early 1800’s. Read More

New Fancy - Life at Work

You might expect that working conditions and safety at work would have improved for miners by the late 1920’s when compared with previous times. However this was not necessarily so! Read More

New Fancy - The Closure and Afterwards

Nothing much happened until about 1960, when the development of the Llanwern steelworks in South Wales meant that there was demand for huge quantities of shale to stabilise the marshy... Read More

New Fancy - Visiting the Site

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

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