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Bank Holiday Fun at Lancashire Mining Museum

30 May 2021 5:30PM   Views : 742 Unique : 513

We went from cold weather and grumbling about the rain to hot weather and grumbling about the heat in 24 hours. Seriously though, a hot, sunny day today and we ambled on down to Lancashire Mining Museum, aka Astley Green Colliery Museum, where Things Were Afoot. We ran into NeilWigan and his wife Joan and had a natter for a while, shot some images and drank a can of Diet Coke. There was plenty going on, stalls, ice cream, snacks and drinks, the new miniature railway carrying the first passengers, the winding engine being started up and a chance to have a look at what has been achieved by the hard working volunteers during lockdown. It's continuing tomorrow, Bank Holiday Monday, and free to enter the site, so why not mosey on down and have a look?

The Lady Mayoress of Wigan was in attendance, happily dressing up in the Miner's Cottage before she explored the site.

The site itself was quite busy, but there was still plenty of parking available.


The new miniature passenger train was under way, all cordoned off unless you had a ticket, but we caught a distant glimpse!

Then we sneaked round to have a look at the new air compressor that now drives the winding engine. The best way to sneak anywhere is in full view of everyone. We didn't have a clipboard to carry (that always adds credibility) but a confident step always gets us there.

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