Pit at the park

Severn Valley Country Park is holding a family-friendly event to mark 50 years since the closure of Alveley Colliery. Pit at the Park will be held on Sunday 6 October from 10am until 4pm, and will have something for everyone, from rides on a ‘landy train’ around the park to fascinating talks given by the Granville Miners.

Other attractions throughout the day will include rock and fossil hunts, a chance for children to dress up as miners, and the unveiling of a new sculpture dedicated to those who worked at both Highley and Alveley Collieries. There will be coal shovelling competitions and a range of other activities.

Information and train tickets sales are available at Severn Valley Country Park Visitor Centre, where refreshments will also be on sale and visitors can sit and admire the autumnal view of the Severn Valley. For more information visit, shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk

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