Given recent Government announcements and based on the advice of Public Health England on the extraordinary steps needed to achieve effective social distancing and shielding vulnerable groups, the Friends have decided it would be prudent to temporarily close the site to the general public and so cancel publically advertised open days for the immediate future.
This will be regularly reviewed in line with the latest guidance.
Unfortunately this will likely delay some project activities planned for the year as part of Hemingfield’s Hidden Histories project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. However all remote/online activities will continue, and even possibly expand, with social media posts, Twitter, Facebook and website updates.
Please continue to get in touch to learn more about the site, its history, surviving built heritage and future plans.
Stay safe everyone!
The Friends of Hemingfield Colliery