Calendar of Events

2023 Programme

The programme of events for 2023 is as follows. Please check back for updates.

  • The Friends and volunteers hold working days on site every Saturday, 10:30 -3pm, weather permitting. Days may begin sooner and end later depending on activity underway.
  • Site Open Days for the Public take place on Bank Holidays, and when advertised separately, such as during Heritage Open Days events.
  • New volunteers welcome. Tours and other events by arrangement. Please get in touch.

2023 FoHC Programme and related events

JANUARY

  • Saturday 14th – 10.30 – 15.00 [Cancelled due to adverse weather]
  • Saturday 21st – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00
  • Saturday 28th – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00

Other events:

Friday 20th January – Local well-being charity Westwood 2015 are hosting a premiere of 2 new short history films presented by Joshua Daniels, at Elsecar Parish Hall. ‘The Thorncliffe-Elsecar Tramway‘ and ‘The Churches of Wentworth‘. Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start. Free Entry, but booking is essential. Please email Neil Morris on neil@westwood2015.org

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From Saturday 21/1/23- Sunday 19/3/23 Silverwood Colliery Heritage Group present a Heritage exhibition at Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham. Clifton Lane, S65 2AA

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On Weds 25th January at 7.30pm The Mexborough and District Heritage Society present a lecture about The Bag Muck Strike at Denaby Colliery 1902-03, at the Mexborough Athletic Social Club, New Oxford Rd, S64 0JL. Admission £2.50 (or £1.50 members, membership available on the night)

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On Sat 28th January at 11 am – Local well-being charity Westwood 2015 have an “Expedition Elsecar” guided walking tour event. A circular walk of just over 1 mile including both canal-side and road walking. Accessible for all ages and abilities (including pushchairs and power assisted wheelchairs).  Booking is essential, please email Neil Morris on neil@westwood2015.org

On Sat 28th (10am-4pm) and Sunday 29th January (11am-4pm), The Sheffield Heritage Fair will be held at the Millennium Galleries in Sheffield, organised by Sheffield’s own Ron Clayton, and historian and speaker David Templeman. Admission suggested donation of £1

FEBRUARY

  • Saturday 4th – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00
  • Saturday 11th – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00
  • Saturday 18th – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00
  • Saturday 25th – Volunteer working day 10:30 – 15:00

Other events

On 1st February and 8th February 10 am-12 noon, Westwood 2015 offer a series of Heritage Film Making Workshops at The Paces Campus, High Green,PackHorse Lane (S35 3HY), led by historian Joshua Daniels and filmmaker Matthew Bowns. Booking via Neil Morris on neil@westwood2015.org

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MARCH

  • Saturday 4th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 11th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 18th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 25th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

Other events

Monday 27th March, South Yorkshire Industrial History Society Joseph Bramah Lecture on Elsecar, Cooper Art Gallery, Barnsley, 7pm

APRIL

  • Saturday 1st – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Friday 7th April (Good Friday) – Open Day
  • Saturday 8th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Monday 10th April (Easter Monday) Open Day
  • Saturday 15th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 22nd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 29th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

MAY

  • Monday 1st May (May Day) Open Day
  • Saturday 6th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Monday 8th May (Bank Holiday for Coronation) Open Day
  • Saturday 13th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 20th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 27th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Monday 29th May Spring Bank Holiday Open Day

JUNE

  • Saturday 3rd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 10th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 17th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 24th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00 (Friends 9th ‘Birthday’ 27th June)

JULY

  • Saturday 1st – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 8th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 15th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 22nd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 29th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

AUGUST

  • Saturday 5th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 12th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 19th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 26th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Monday 28th August Summer Bank Holiday – Open Day

SEPTEMBER

  • Saturday 2nd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • From 8th-17th September Heritage Open Days in England so additional Open Days will be added
  • Saturday 9th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 16th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 23rd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 20th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

OCTOBER

  • Saturday 7th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 14th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 21st – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 28th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

NOVEMBER

  • Saturday 4th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 11th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 18th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 25th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

DECEMBER

  • Saturday 2nd – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 9th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00
  • Saturday 16th – Volunteer working day 10:30-15:00

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