Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Miners' Strike Memorial Sculpture, Hanley, Stoke

North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group (NSMWAG) campaigned and fundraised for two years to make possible a magnificent sculpture dedicated to Joe Green and David Jones, two Yorkshire miners who were killed on picket lines during the year-long 1984-85 miners’ strike. In neither case were those behind the deaths found or held responsible. 
The sculpture was the work of Frank Casey from St Albans and was unveiled by David Jones family at the Potteries Museum, Hanley in 1991. 

the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike Memorial Sculpture is at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Bethesda St, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 3DW. Admission is free. 

NSMWAG have produced an hour long DVD on their fight against pit closures and the creation of the coal sculpture. Proceeds go to the National Justice for Mineworkers Campaign that continues to raise money to alleviate hardship among victimised families. 

For more details contact Brenda Procter at brenda.procter2@ntlworld.com
For more information on North Staffs Miners’ Wives Action Group see:- 
For more details on Frank Casey see: - https://sites.google.com/site/frankcaseysculptor/gallery

Many thanks to Brenda Procter, Fred Hughes and Clare White for the photographs and information which appears here. 

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