South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group
The South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group (SGMRG) was set up by local people to understand, record and where appropriate preserve the remains, of what was once an extensive industry, for the present community and future generations. SGMRG is a voluntary organisation that relies on grants and donations from local people. Our membership is made up of archaeologists, surveyors, historians, engineers, cavers and those simply interested in finding more about what lies under their feet. We have regular meetings, walks and talks including the opportunity to get involved in exploration, archaeology and restoration work.
The next two talk dates for 2022 are Wednesday 28 October and 7 December, subjects and speakers to be confirmed soon. keep an eye on the events page for more information Diary of Events - SGMRG Website
Meetings and talks are usually held in the Miners Institute (aka Coalpit Heath Village Hall), 214 Badminton Road, Coalpit Heath
If you would like to join us, please visit our Membership page for further information.
If you live in south Gloucestershire you may have seen these mining relics in Yate on the roundabout next to Morrisons and B&Q. There is now an information board nearby about Celestine which was open-cast mined in the area.