Agecroft Colliery Memorial

Historian and author, Paul Kelly of the Irwell Valley Mining Project presents a short account of Agecroft Colliery. He explains why it is important, for educational reasons, to keep alive the traditions and culture of the mining community, which would otherwise be lost.

Clifton Hall Colliery Memorial

Paul Kelly of the Irwell Valley Mining Project speaks about the history of Clifton Hall Colliery with particular reference to the disaster of 1885, and the work of the IVMP in keeping the memory of coal mining alive.

Agecroft Colliery - The last pit in the Valley

The last pit in the valley is about Agecroft Colliery in Salford, which was situated in the Irwell Valley. When it closed in 1990 it brought to an end 200 years of Coal mining in the area.
Produced as part of the Irwell Valley Mining Project. which received Heritage Lottery Funding

Irwell Valley Mining Project - The Museum

Paul Kelly and George Tapp speak about the Irwell Valley Mining Project and the travelling museum at its centre. The film is commissioned by Salford Trades Union Council and technically supported by the University of Salford.

Miners Bath house

Short film produced at the National Coal museum for England about the miners bath house.

Durham Miners Gala.

This is a fantastic video of Durham Miners Gala 2013.

Memorial day unveiling of the monument.

On workers Memorial day the Agecroft monument was unveiled, surround by over two hundred people including former miners and their families. This video also includes father................. blessing and Besses O'th' Barn brass band playing "the miner hymn" during a brief silence.

In the making

Short film made during the build of the Agecroft colliery monument.

The Last Pit in the Valley

A detailed presentation into the work of a miner, in this video the team visit the National Coal Mining Museum for England, to help us better understand the working conditions.

Former Irwell Valley pit site

A look in at a variety of former Irwell Valley coal mines.