People in Gedling borough are being urged to dig deep to help fund the creation of a memorial garden in a local country park which will reflect on the importance of mining in the area.
Work has already begun on creating the new garden in Gedling Country Park, but now a group who helped establish the garden hope to raise funds to commission a memorial artwork which will remember the miners who lost their lives at Gedling Colliery – which used to occupy the site of the park.
The Friends of Gedling Country Park have launched a campaign to find the funds and are appealing to the local community for support.
The group’s chairman, Terry Lock said: “Our latest campaign is to create a corner of quiet reflection for everyone, regardless of religion but which also acknowledges our 128 fallen miners. If you would like to help with fundraising, please visit our donation page.”
Gedling Country Park opened in March 2015 on the site of the former Gedling Colliery, where the miners died.
People can donate to the scheme by visiting: http://www.gedlingcountrypark.org.uk/donate-or-join.html#Donate