Not today, but on Saturday, we had a nice family day out at the South Glos Mines Research Group open day at Old Oldwood Pits colliery, in the next village.
We had a guided tour of the site, with a lot of insights into the industrial history of the area, including a look at the restored drift entrance and shaft head. My six year old daughter even got to pull a drag tray, which would have been pulled by a child, not much older!
Free tea and cake followed, while we avoided the rain, and the sun came out in time for a traction engine to turn up to collect some coal.
We ended up staying much longer than I'd expected, so I unfortunately missed the GCRG auction, but everyone had a great day regardless.
The star of the show was my four year old, who had been extremely nervous of the waist-deep water heading in, but after 10 minutes of very steady progress, and plenty of support, he was leading the way, splashing about and having a whale of a time!
Sorted the kit from The Friday Nighters visit to The Mine Shafts last night. Earlier wrote an account for my clubs journal. Emailed out the group report to try to get them motivated for Tuesday. Its like herding cats !