COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic
Since March 2020, due to Government announcements on the emergence and spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus disease, the Friends have been following the advice of Public Health England and government regulations on social distancing, and shielding vulnerable groups, and the Friends decided it would be prudent to close the site to the general public and officially cancel open days for the immediate future.
In 2021, with the end to the National lockdown and restrictions in July, largely due to the successful vaccination programme, the Friends continue to review what activities can be planned to ensure volunteers and visitors remain safe. From August 2021 we are planning a new outline programme, and hoping to contribute to the Heritage Open Days activities.
Meanwhile, online activities continue, with social media posts, Facebook and website updates. We can be contacted as per the details below (see also ‘About us’ in the menu above).
Events arranged or supported by the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery. All at the Colliery site unless otherwise indicated.The Friends own Open Days and local events are listed for the year ahead on this page, below. The Google Calendar also lists upcoming related events of potential interest provided by other groups and for which further contact details may be indicated.
2020-2021 FoHC Programme
Suspended in MARCH 2020, and open days cancelled. 2021 programme pending end of National lockdown.
Monday 19th – South Yorkshire Industrial History Society – Bramah lecture: Steve Grudgings, Restoring Hemingfield Colliery: Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs.
A Zoom video meeting, join from 6.30pm for a prompt start at 7pm.
Link available from Secretary@SYIHS.co.uk