Many Happy Returns! – Come and join us on our first birthday on Saturday 27th June

Photo credit: Christine Cameron

The sun always shines in Hemingfield

Saturday 27th June 2015 is a very special date – the first birthday of the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery.

To mark the day we will be opening the site as a Open Day, enabling visitors to learn more about our work and future plans for the site. The site will be open from 10am until 5pm, so come and see us at any time during the day.

  • Visit the pit yard, with its two shafts down to the Barnsley seam, and see the 1840s winding engine house.
  • Meet the Friends who helped to save the site and are working hard to secure its future.
  • Join our current volunteers and supporters in celebrating what we have learned so far, and reflecting on what the future has to hold.

Please share your memories, photographs and any questions with us.

On the day you’ll find a diverse range of experienced specialists and people passionate about the site, its history, machinery, working life and its people.


Find us at postcode S73 0PA

By public transport

Hemingfield Colliery is a pleasant walk from Elsecar which has its own railway station with regular services between Barnsley and Sheffield (see map). Additionally there is a bus service (72 – see timetable) that runs past the site, with a bus stop right outside the gates (Pit Row).

By car

The pit is on Wath Road (B6097) between Elsecar and West Melton. Please note parking is at a minimum and visitors are advised to park in Elsecar or in Hemingfield and walk around to the colliery site itself.

Please contact us for any further information. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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