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Students from Sheffield University School of Architecture are working with the Friends of Hemingfield Colliery to see how this historic site can be brought back to life. This group of year 5 and 6 architecture and conservation students are developing proposals as part of their course but their work will also be vital in helping the Friends group move forward with their ambitious plans for the area.

This six-week project will see the students carrying out extensive research on the site and surroundings, primarily through community engagement. They are hoping to understand the rich history and possible futures for this area.They will then propose ideas on how to reinvigorate the site, with the aim of bringing the community and the colliery together once again, linking closely with Elsecar Heritage Centre, Elsecar and Hemingfield.

If you’d like to read more about progress with the project and contribute any of your ideas then go to

http://thehemingfieldcolliery.wordpress.com/

Hemingfield Colliery is a key project within the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership and we are looking to support them in developing their proposals for the site and carrying out the work.

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