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Miners' Memorial Garden - Lives Lived, Lives Lost

Our Miners’ Memorial Garden celebrates and commemorates the courage and camaraderie of our miners, and the close-knit families and communities that supported them. A place for quiet contemplation and reflection, the Garden allows all who visit us to share memories of what coal mining has meant to them over many generations.

At the very heart of the Garden stands a specially-commissioned art installation, ‘Lives Lived, Lives Lost’, the concept of renowned public artist Stephen Broadbent. Standing almost three metres high and curving around in a sweeping arc, the Corten steel screen holds your personalised glass check securely in place.

The Garden’s official opening took place on 15 November 2015. 

We are not taking applications for new miner's checks at the moment.

If you would like any further information or have any queries, please contact Liz on 01924 848533, or email

Our very grateful thanks to all of the individuals and organisations who have supported our Miners' Memorial Garden.

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