New Friends group for old engine house
Published on: 28 Feb 2016
A HISTORICAL engine house in Emersons Green is the subject of a new Friends group set up to support its care and upkeep.
Colliers Break is a striking visual reminder that parts of Emersons Green and Mangotsfield were once home to a number of thriving collieries.
The colliery with its arched doorway was worked during the 1860s and closed in 1891.
Now a Friends group has been set up to protect the remains of the Grade II listed building and will meet for the first time later this month.
The meeting, which has been arranged by Emersons Green Town Council, will feature a talk by John Morris of South Gloucestershire Council who will explain how similar heritage groups work in other parts of the area.
It takes place on Tuesday March 22 at 7.30pm at Mangotsfield Scout HQ, Baden Hall, Northcote Road, Mangotsfield, BS16 9HF (opposite the Lamb pub).
All residents are welcome. For more information about the meeting email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01454 862 180.