Jubilee Colliery: Preserving the Past

Interested in local history and heritage?
Want to develop skills in archaeology and community development?
Come and help to preserve the past for future generations

Preserving the Past is a volunteer led project that aims to unearth more details from Jubilee Colliery and then share this historical learning with others. As a volunteer you will play a key role in finding out more about Jubilee, developing resources to educate others and in preserving the site for future generations.

What’s in it for you?
  • Learn about Oldham’s industrial heritage
  • Get free training in archaeology
  • Help to plan and deliver community events
  • Gain experience working with schools
  • Learn new digital media skills
  • Help to develop a Preservation Plan for Jubilee
  • Meet new people and have fun!

Jubilee Colliery: Preserving the Past is a six month programme starting on Monday 28th April 2014. Volunteer activities will run on weekdays and at weekends. There is something for everyone, even if you can only commit to volunteering for a few hours each week. Sign up today to register your interest.



For more details contact Jo Fullman, Project Officer:
Call 0161 624 1444 or email joanna.fullman@groundwork.org.uk



Jubilee Dig Days:Starting in June we will be on site every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. You are invited to join the team of volunteers and help to uncover the hidden secrets of Jubilee Colliery. Experts will be on hand each day to provide advice and support. 


Jubilee Taster Sessions:Take part in our Jubilee Taster Sessions to get involved at Jubilee and try out volunteering. These taster sessions will include a mix of activities such as conservation, archaeological digs and site management. Sessions will run on Wednesday 11th June, Tuesday 17th June and Tuesday 15th July.
Click here for more info.


Jubilee Open Days:Come along to take a tour of the site, take part in excavation and meet the staff and volunteers. These family friendly events are open to all members of the community with activities for adults and children. Open Days will take place on the second Saturday of each month (12th July, 9th August, 13th September), 1-3pm.



Jubilee Colliery is one of the largest and best preserved Lancashire Coalfield Collieries. It represents a big part of Oldham’s industrial past as it supplied coal and coke to many of the factories in the area. The fact that so much still remains visible above ground today makes the site exceptional. This project will build on the previous 'Unearthing the Past' project to provide a unique learning opportunity and create a heritage legacy for Oldham.

For more about Jubilee Colliery and the heritage projects at the site visit the blog.





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