The Friends of Ram Hill Colliery (FoRHC) was set up in 2004. The main aims of the group are to raise funding to protect the standing archaeology and to improve access and interpretation and generally open up and maintain the site as an area of interest and local heritage for everyone in the community.
The Colliery site is at Ram Hill, near Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire (see visiting the site for exact location).
The Friends continue to work to secure the long-term future of the site for the local community, aiming to maintain a balance between industrial archaeology and natural environment by maintaining it as a grassed area. Those visiting the site will realise that there is a lot of work to do just to stop the site falling into disrepair.
Because the Ram Hill site is of such importance, in December 2005, English Heritage listed it as a Scheduled Ancient Monument (number 1021386), making it subject to special protection and recognising its national importance. There is a lot of detail about Ram Hill Colliery on the English Heritage Website.
Most of the site is owned by South Gloucestershire Council, and there is open access to it. The site is currently managed by the Friends of Ram Hill Colliery under licence from South Gloucestershire Council.
If you wish to find out more about this important site or wish to find out how you can help preserve it, then please join us. Membership is free.
Committee Meeting: The last meeting was held on Wednesday 04 January 2017 at 7:00pm. The Miners Institute, Coalpit Heath. Anyone is welcome to come along to our meetings; the date of the next meeting is on 03 May 2017.
Open Day: Monday 29th May 2017 10:00am to 4:30pm. Please come and see the site and hear about its history. Click here for more info.
Doors Open Day on Sunday 10 September 2017 10:00am to 4:30pm.
For details of all our Workdays for 2017 please click here for more info.