Commemoration of 1949 Waterloo mine flooding

One of our members, Steven Carter, is holding an exhibition on Sunday June 30th, exactly seventy years to the day after the 1949 Waterloo Flooding. Steven’s grandfather was involved in the Flooding (nearly the Forest’s biggest mining disaster) and he has been collecting photos and information for about seven years.

Remembering the Waterloo Colliery
(aka the Arthur and Edward, Upper Lydbrook)
Sunday 30th June 2019

at Hopewell Colliery – a free exhibition of old photographs and maps of the Waterloo Colliery, one the Forest’s deep mines. The photographs show the colliery buildings, the Waterloo Creeper, workers, scenes from the 1949 rescue, some underground maps and a detailed site plan.

Drop by at any time from 10.30 am until 4.00 pm. Memories or old photos especially welcome.

Entrance to the exhibition is free. Refreshments available at the Hopewell Café.

For directions and amenities, see Hopewell’s website:

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