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Offline Rhys

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Hopewell Colliery
« on: April 05, 2013, 08:49:44 pm »
I thought I'd update people about this site: I've driven past Hopewell Colliery in the Forest of Dean many times and intended to stop off someday and do the underground tour/museum. I finally got organised to visit with the kids over the Easter holidays. However, I spoke to soemone there by phone yesterday and it seems they are no longer doing tours except for booked school groups.

We went to Big Pit instead.

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 09:53:32 am »
A friend went by the other day and the open sign had been "scratched out" 8)

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 10:01:01 am »
I went with a friend a couple of years ago and it was open.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 01:28:39 pm »
Was it any good? ::)

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 10:36:11 am »
I wish some friends had invited me when they went a couple of years ago... ;-)

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 07:53:09 pm »
We have used it in the past as a venue for training with the local Mines Rescue Team. I've no doubt that we'll use it again in the future, so if you join the team Rhys you'll be able to have a look.
The kids might have to wait a few years though.
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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 08:06:42 pm »
I am a member of the mines dig-out team. I haven't been on any practices, as yet, though...

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2013, 04:36:49 pm »
Rhys - Now your favourite Baroness has sadly passed on - maybe the Hopewell Colliery will reopen?
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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 06:37:31 pm »
I was there today. Its certainly open for tours and they are still coal mining there as well. Rich Daniels is on a first aid course that I'm running and he is one of the freeminers there.
 

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Re: Hopewell Colliery
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 08:22:54 pm »