The Friends of Chatterley Whitfield
The members of the Friends all have different reasons for joining. Some used to work at Whitfield while others worked in the mining industry elsewhere. Some live or used to live nearby while others have never been to the city. Some are interested in the siteís past, and others in its future.
We have one thing in common, however. We donít want to this important site to be forgotten.
The Association started in 2001 as part of the project by English Heritage, English Partnerships, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and others to regenerate the site. We are independent of any other organisation, but we are a member of the Chatterley Whitfield Partnership.
We have a formal constitution with elected officials and a committee. Our Patron is Sir Neil Cossons OBE, who used to be one of the directors of the Chatterley Whitfield Mining Museum and was the Chairman of English Heritage during the first six years of this regeneration project.
Committee meetings are held at 8pm on the first Monday of every second month (January, March, May, July, September and November) in Ball Green Working Men's Club. Our Annual General Meeting is held in November.