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South Yorkshire

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Huddersfield Road 2
(lawn of National Union of Mineworkers, side Victoria Road)

Miner's Memorial

Graham Ibbeson
1993

Barnsley /  Miner's Memorial   Barnsley /  Miner's Memorial

Description

Statue of a mourning miner with his wife an two children. The miner is wearing a helmet with headlight, dressed in vest, with trousers and padded knee protectors, and boots. He has his left hand on the shoulder of a small girl wearing a skirt and top, bare headed, hair tied either side and fringe, and wearing short boots. His wife is dressed in a frock, wearing a shawl over her head and shoulders, barefoot and holding a baby wrapped in a shawl.

Inscription(s)

in memory of
those who have lost their lives
in supporting their union
in times of struggle
this monument was unveiled on
wednesday 28th july 1993
by
ARTHUR SCARGILL
president of
the national union of mineworkers

k. homer f.w. cave j. walsh
General Secretary
NUM Yorkshire Ares
Vice President
NUM
Assist General Secretary
NUM Yorkshire Area

Commissioned by the
NUM Yorkshire Area - December 1991

Sculpted by Graham Ibbeson - 1992

Barnsley / Miner's Memorial

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 53°33'25" - W 1°29'2")

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