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. Local volunteers are working to find 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
  • 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!
Volunteer activities 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 get involved.



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


Free group visits to Jubilee Colliery...Jubilee Nature Site (near the Jubilee Inn), Milnrow Road, Shaw, Oldham OL2 8BL
Take part in a fun and informal tour of the Jubilee site and learn about local mining heritage. Come for as little as an hour or a full day of activities. Refreshments and free minibus transport for up to 12 people can be provided. If you have never been to the site this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Jubilee Colliery and the Preserving the Past project. For more information or to book a group visit please contact Joanna Fullman using the details above.


Free family friendly events during the October half-term holidays...Jubilee Nature Site (near the Jubilee Inn), Milnrow Road, Shaw, Oldham OL2 8BL
Learn more about your local history and the people who powered the industrial revolution. Groundwork staff and volunteers will be providing a range of free family friendly events during the October half-term holidays. Parking available and the site has partial disabled access. For more information or to book your place please contact Joanna Fullman using the details above.

Jubilee Colliery - Victorian GamesTuesday 28th October 2014 (10-12am)
Have a go at some traditional Victorian games and make your own to try at home.

Jubilee Colliery - Wildlife Workshop
Wednesday 29th October 2014 (10-12am)
Take part in a mini beast hunt, a bio blitz and tour of the Jubilee nature trail.

Jubilee Colliery - Crafts and Clay ModellingThursday 30th October 2014 (10-12am)
Create crafts and clay models using finds from the Jubilee archaeology dig.

Jubilee Colliery - Halloween BatsFriday 31st October 2014 (10-12am)
Make a bat box, bat crafts and go on a spooky walk around the remains of Jubilee Colliery.





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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