Aspen Colliery Coke Ovens Light Installation

For two evenings the Coke Ovens glowed red again if hot with intense flames.

The Coke Ovens, known locally as the “fairy caves” once converted the coal from the adjacent Aspen Colliery into coke for the steelworks as a smokeless fuel, but haven’t been unused since 1930. This light installation by artist Jonny Godsmark brought them temporarily back to life again, highlighting this integral part of local history.

Refreshments provided Wrap up warm / come find out more about this integral part of history

We encourage visitors to walk to the site where possible. Limited parking is available at Best Hand Car Wash and Jimmy’s Garage off Blackburn Road (A679)

This project is  part of the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project delivered by The Super Slow Way. The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project is funded by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund’
Coke Ovens, Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington BB5 4NZ