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Risca Industrial History Museum
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September and October

The Risca Museum has been accepted for the next period of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme. Tesco operate this scheme to redistribute money from the charge for plastic carrier bags to local charities. During September & October we will be one of three organisations covered by the Risca & Rogerstone Tesco stores.

The system is that every time you go through the checkout you are given a token (you may have to ask) and there is a perspex container divided into three sections. You post your token in your chosen section. At the end of the period the organisations are ranked 1st, 2nd & 3rd on the basis of the number of tokens and receive £4000, £2000 & £1000 respectively.

We welcome all the support we can get so please do what you can and spread the word to friends & family.

John Venn
Saturday 22nd September 2018 and
Sunday 23rd September 2018

Wales 'Open Doors' 2018

The museum will be open from 10.00am to 4.00pm on
Saturday and Sunday highlighting the history of the Risca area.
On display for 'Open Doors' will be many historical maps and photographs of the area and all our exhibits ioncluding our original chemists shop.
As part of the event there will be a 90 minute guided local walk linked to the early coal mining history of Colliery Row & the original Risca Blackvein Colliery. The walk, involving an initial steep climb, will start from the museum at 1pm on Sunday 23rd September. No booking is required and appropriate clothing should be worn.

John Venn

The Friends of Risca Museum

Please have a look at our new page - The Friends of Risca Museum.
We are in urgent need of 'Friends' so have a look
and if you think you can be our 'Friend' please join us in our new venture

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