We were lucky enough to have a ‘volunteer day’ last Friday when staff volunteers from The AACME School at Loughborough University and members of Newbold Heritage Group came to assist the volunteer group to uncover two areas where there are remains of the old New Lount Colliery; namely the canteen and baths area and the weighbridge area. This was to assist Newbold Heritage Group with their Biffa Award funded project to create an Industrial Heritage Trail at New Lount Reserve, based on the previous New Lount Colliery.
The group worked very well and these two large areas were both completely cleared in readiness for the future installation of the interpretation boards. Everyone enjoyed the day and the weather was kind with sunshine and no rain.
The AACME stands for Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering and the volunteers were staff from these three departments.
Thanks so much for your help – really appreciated and you have helped make a huge difference!