Vote to win funding for miner memorial park plan

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A local group are appealing to the community for help in securing funding for a permanent memorial to miners who lost their lives in the area.

Friends Of Gedling Country Park have announced plans to develop memorial gardens at the site in honour of the 128 men who lost their lives at the former colliery.

The volunteers are asking residents to vote for their proposal at the One Foundation website before the deadline on June 29. The projects that win the most votes on the charity site will be awarded up to £25,000.

A spokesperson for the group told Gedling Eye: “Our aim is to create a symbolic structure and beautiful place of quiet reflection to acknowledge the contributions and loss of life made by the local community.

“Utilising reclaimed mining artefacts, we would like to create a lasting memorial to our heritage. The coal mines were the backbone of our county for many years. As the last mine closes in Thoresby, this memorial garden will remind us of our history.”

To vote for the project visit: https://foundation.onefamily.com/projects/gedling-country-park-memorial-gardens/

Plans outlining where the new memorial garden would go in Gedling Country Park
Plans outlining where the new memorial garden would go in Gedling Country Park

 

 

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