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Lofthouse Colliery app


Posted on December 7th, by admin in Case Study, Heritage apps, Tales and musings. 1 Comment

Lofthouse Colliery app

Before its closure in 1981, Lofthouse Colliery was not only a nationally known pit it was the lifeblood of the local community.

Using this GPS-triggered app you can now explore the former colliery site and hear the tales of the ex-miners – the Lofthouse Family – and view their photographs. Listen to the miners recall the exploits of their daily lives and their first hand experiences of that fateful day in 1973 when disaster struck.

Lofthouse Colliery app screenshots

Lofthouse Colliery app screenshots

You’ve been fantastic to work with, from the initial idea to the final product. Not only have you done exactly what we asked you to, but you’ve added so much more, with your many creative ideas. The community group enjoyed your visits to the site, and we are all delighted with the finished app. It’s great to be able to share the miners’ memories not only with people visiting the site, but with others around the world too! Thanks very much, and I hope we get to work with you again in the future.

Sue Worrall, Countryside Officer Wakefield Council

The app, produced on behalf of Wakefield Council and the Lofthouse Colliery Action Group, was launched in November 2013 to mark the 40th anniversary of the Lofthouse Pit Disaster in 1973.

The 40th anniversary procession at Lofthouse Colliery

The 40th anniversary procession at Lofthouse Colliery (photo: Sue Worrall)

Download the app from the App Store

Download the app from Google Play





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