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IBMT visit to Big Pit on 15 October 2017

As part of the IBMT’s Annual General Meeting weekend a visit has been organised on Sunday 15 October to the National Mining Museum at Big Pit.

10.15am: Coach will leave Cardiff and travel to the museum at Big Pit, Blaenavon. Cost of the coach will be £10 per person. Entry to the museum is free.
11.30am: Commemoration at Big Pit and re-dedication of the memorial to the Welsh miners who went to Spain to fight for the Spanish Republic.
12pm: A short talk by Graham Davies about his book ‘You Are Legend – Welsh Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War’.
3pm: Leave Big Pit.
4pm: Arrive back in Cardiff.

Big Pit has many visitor attractions and information can be found on the website https://museum.wales

Attractions include
Exhibition of mining
Mining galleries
Pit head baths
Historic mining buildings
Tours underground
Cafes where refreshments can be bought
Gift shop



For those who wish to take the underground tour a number of places will be booked. The tour is well worth doing especially for those who have not visited a coal mine previously. Places on the underground tour will be limited.

Please contact the IBMT Wales Secretary (see below) as soon as possible to book:
1. Seat(s) on the coach
2. Place(s) on the underground tour.

Mary Greening
Wales Secretary 
Mobile +44 (0)7772 620279  
memsec@international-brigades.org.uk

 

Posted on 21 June 2017.