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!
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



Next event: Jubilee Colliery - Heritage Open Day
Saturday 13th September 2014 (1-3pm)
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 guided tours of the site including recent archaeological excavations. This family friendly event is open to all members of the community with activities for all ages. 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 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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