Hednesford Mining Memorial – Requests for named bricks on Hednesford Mining Memorial must be in by 31st August.

Hednesford Mining Memorial

Requests for named bricks on Hednesford Mining Memorial must be in by 31st August.

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 Nearly 300 requests for named bricks have so far been received by the Committee of CHAPS (Chase Art in Public Spaces) since the most recent phase of the mining memorial in Hednesford was advertised.  The £20.000 memorial has been the focus of considerable attention and interest, both by those who had named bricks included and by many others who have an interest in the mining industry since its dedication at a service led by the Bishop of Manchester in 2012.

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The mining memorial has, as part of its fabric, bricks inscribed with the names of miners and the pit in which they worked.  Further bricks will be laid round the grass areas which surround the clock in front of Anglesey Lodge and will form part of the overall memorial in Market Street which has an 8ft Davy Lamp as its focus.

CHAPS propose that work on the project will commence in October 2013, and the closing date for receipt of completed applications will be August 31st 2013 after which no further requests will be accepted.

Anyone wishing to obtain application forms for named bricks (which cost £20.00 each) should contact Sheila Harding, Secretary of CHAPS by post at 18, Pinfold Lane, Norton Canes, Cannock, WS11 9PH or by email via: ashinnorton@btinternet.com

Requests can include names of underground and above ground workers still living, they are not limited to those persons sadly deceased.

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