135 year anniversary of the Clifton Hall colliery disaster

On Thursday the 18th June we held a small gathering to remember the 178 men and boys who died in the Clifton hall colliery disaster. It was the 135 anniversary of the tragedy which devastated the communities of Pendlebury, Clifton, Pendleton and the surrounding local areas.
We had the gathering at St Augustines church, Pendlebury (known as the miners cathedral).
A monument to the tragic events of that days stands in churchyard and 64 victims are buried in a mass grave.
We maintain the monument and have made a small memorial garden and care and maintain it on behalf of St Augustines Church.

Sadly due to the current situation we could not hold the workers memorial event this year at the Agecroft colliery memorial garden. We had planned to erect two plaques on the monument to remember the men and boys some aged just 10 years old who had died at the pit from the early 1800's to the late 1920's.

We now intend to erect the plaques on the 24th April 2021 Starting at 12:45 pm to begin at 1 pm at the Agecroft colliery memorial, Agecroft road former pit entrance.
Take care in these troubled times, Hope to see you next year. Everyone is welcome and best wishes from us all at the Irwell Valley Mining Project.

2 minutes silence Rememberance Day !!

Coal Miners Rememberance Day !!
We would like to invite you all to the Rememberance day 2 minute silence to remember the local miners who died in the first world war 1914-1919. We will be assembling at the war memorial on Agecroft road at 10:45 on Monday 14th November.
Hope to see you all there.

Salford histories festival Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Ivmp will be attending the Salford histories festival with the mining exhibition.The event opens at 10am and closes 5pm. Free to attend history stalls, cafe, talks and lots of great local history memorabilia books. Remembering Salford great history.
Hope united reform chapel, Chapel street, Salford next to the Salford arms public house 2 minutes walk from Salford train station.
Hope to see you all there.

Events September 2017

The project will be holding an exhibition of our mining collection and memorabilia on wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September at the Langworthy cornerstones.The exhibition times 11am till 5pm.

We will also be attending the Salford Local histories festivalon Saturday 30th September at Langworthy cornerstones 10am - 4pm. Please support local history and hope to see you all there.

2 great Salfordians

We lost 2 great Salfordians this past year. Madge Kelly a miner's wife and councillor Harry Davies they both helped to get the Agecroft monument built through there hard work and support.
In recognition we have placed a small plaque on the memorial to there memory, Thanks for everything .

Workers memorial day

The Irwell valley mining projects workers memorial day will take place at 1pm on Saturday the 22nd of April 2017. We will be meeting at the Agecroft colliery memorial to acknowledge the debt we owe to all workers who died or were seriously injured in the coal industry. All welcome. A plaque will be unveiled to the memory of Madge Kelly and Councillor Harry Davies - both IVMP members who died toward the end of last year.

Harry Davies

All the IVMP would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Councillor Harry Davies who has died after a long illness. Harry was a great help and supporter of the IVMP, Who helped to maintain the Agecroft memorial garden. He was a fine man and valued member of the community, he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of his company. Rest In Peace Harry

Moston Colliery Memorial

The IVMP are pleased to announce the completion of the Moston colliery miners memorial garden. The garden contain a replica half pit winding wheel donated by the IVMP.
It is a fitting tribute to the coal miners who toiled in the pit and the many men and boys who were injured and died at Moston colliery.

The garden is sited next to the former lamp room and bathhouse the buildings were saved from being demolished by the magnificent effort and hard work of the Becket family Lou Paula, Joe, Ann and Matt plus a whole army of volunteers.
We owe Lou a debt of gratitude in saving the building and our preserving our coal mining history and heritage. The saved building now house the Moston miners community arts centre http://www.theminers.org.uk/ holds a small cinema and music venue which can e hired Please support Moston community arts centre and keep our mining heritage alive.

Manchester histories festival !!

The whole team enjoyed a fantastic day at the Manchester histories festival.
Photos courtesy of Gail Skelly (Ordsall community arts)

Langworthy Cornerstones

The IVMP will be holding an exhibition at Langworthy Cornerstones 451 Liverpool street, Salford M6.
The exhibition will open on Monday the 11th April - Monday the 18th April from 10am- 6pm.

We will be highlighting the work we are doing concerning the building of a monument on the site of the former Pendleton colliery in Salford. Our book "The last pit in the valley" will be on sale all proceeds go into the project to further memorials and maintenance.
Hope to see you all there.