Monthly Archives: August 2017

Heritage Open Days 2017

The appalling weather last September when the Forest of Dean Local History Society unveiled the memorial plaque at the head of shaft number 2 at the former New Fancy colliery, meant that the guided site tour of New Fancy had to be cancelled.

You now have a new opportunity to experience a guided tour of New Fancy on Thursday 7th September.  As part of the Heritage Open Day 2017 initiative, FODLHS member Pete Ralph will be leading guided walks of the New Fancy site between 12’00 and 15’00.

Also on site, explaining the Geomap, will be Liz and Dave Berry.

Further details of all the local Forest of Dean Heritage Open Day events are shown on the attached leaflet.

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New miners’ memorial Pan Tod Beacon, Ruardean Hill

A new miners' memorial is being unveiled on Saturday 2 September at 12pm, by the Society's President, Baroness Jan Royall up at Pan Tod.

The memorial has been built by ex-miner Ernie Hughes, and is made of steel and stone. There are plaques attached with the names of many miners listed on the Society's Miners Memorial CD researched by Dave Tuffley.