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Fitzwilliam Country Park


  • Fitzwilliam Country Park, Fitzwilliam, Wakefield, WF9 5BZ

  • 01924 303980

  • free

  • 8-Apr-16 to 8-Apr-21

  • Please phone for details on opening times.

  • All ages

Fitzwilliam Country Park sits on the site of the former Hemsworth Colliery, which began producing coal in 1877. By 1903 the pit had grown and employed 1,651 workers.

The pit head closed in 1967 after the merger with South Kirkby Colliery. kinsley Drift mine was opened on part of the site and produced coal until its closure in the late 1980's.

Slowly over time the site evolved into a valuble green space enjoyed by the local community forboth leisure and recreation. In November 200 a group of these users got together to form the 'Fitzwilliam Country Park Group' with the aim of developing and managing the site for all the community to use and enjoy.

Now you too can discover the park as it exsists today and remember to use all your senses to take in the atmosphere!

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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