THORNBURY museum is giving local people the chance to explore the town’s mining past.

For the next few weeks visitors to Thornbury Museum will get to enjoy a special exhibition on the deep pit coal mining at Frog Lane Colliery at Coalpit Heath.

The exhibition, entitled Frog Lane - Sixty Years On, is a 60th anniversary tribute to the mines, the miners and their way of life.

The exhibition features photographs, several dating from 1906, of the men working and eating underground, extracts from interviews with men who worked in the Frog Lane Colliery, as well as descriptions from miners' families of their lives back then.

Sandi Shallcross, chairman of Thornbury and District Heritage Trust, said: "The Museum is delighted to host this fascinating exhibition, which has been put together by South Gloucestershire Mines Research Group and Yate and District Heritage Centre. This is a really good example of partnership in action."

The exhibition Frog Lane - Sixty Years On is at Thornbury Museum until early September. The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday (1-4pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm).

For more information, call the Museum on 01454 857774 or visit the website