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Memorial to fallen miners to be centrepiece of Shirebrook Market Place

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An impressive bronze statue honouring miners who lost their lives while working in collieries is to be the centrepiece of Shirebrook Market Place.

The monument will take pride of place in the market place of the former mining town, following approval by Bolsover District Council planners.

The poignant design depicts a miner working below ground with a mother and child stand above.
Architect Elisabeth Hackett said: “The miners welfare community engaged and commissioned Peter Walker, a sculptor and artist, to create and deliver a monument to represent the heritage of the town, miners’ families and those who lost their lives to mining locally. 

“The design was arrived at through community engagement, and it is welcomed by the miners’ families. 
“The local community have also helped to fund this proposal. 
“It is a true community project and one that will provide a lasting memorial for many more years to come.”
The 4.3 metre sculpture will sit atop a two metre high square stone-clad plinth.
The artwork forms part of Bolsover District Council’s wider plans to regenerate the market place, which has been several years in the making.

The monument to fallen miners will be erected in Shirebrook Market Place. Pic taken from planning documents,

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