Meet Steve Hartley, direct descendent of the King of the Coiners, David Hartley. His new book is the definitive guide to the this incredible true story of the coin clipping gang of Cragg Vale. Steve has been a great supporter of the museum and we know this will be a truly special and very welcome return.
Cragg Vale Coiners
Our opening exhibition explores the lives of the Cragg Vale Coiners , the notorious band of local counterfeiters who produced fake gold coins in the… Read More »Criminal Coiners: Life and Death in Wild West Yorkshire
Heptonstall Museum’s opening exhibition begins on 27 May – Criminal Coiners: Life and Death in Wild West Yorkshire gives a glimpse into the lives of those involved in forgery activity which almost ruined English economy in the late 18 century.