Dedication of the Mining Memorial, Hednesford, 28th April 2012
3.00 pm Saturday 28th April 2012 saw the Dedication of the extension to the Miners’ Memorial in Hednesford Town Centre. The Committee of the Chase Arts for Public Spaces (CHAPS) had achieved the culmination of this project, some six years following the original Memorial.
Before the Ceremony started, the Rugeley Power Station Band kept the crowd entertained with some lively music, very much appreciated.
The welcome and introduction to the ceremony was delivered by Dr. Tony Wright, Chairman of CHAPS 2003 – 2010, after which he introduced the Right Reverend Nigel McCulloch BA, Hons. DCL, Bishop of Manchester to lead the Service of Dedication.
Then came the final Hymn, the Blessing from thr Bishop and closing words and thanks from Dr. Tony Wright.