Markham Main Miners Memorial

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04 Sep 2017

Dame Rosie Winterton attended the annual miners memorial service at the Miners Memorial Garden, Church St, Armthorpe on Sunday 3 September at 12.00 Noon.

Each year the people of Armthorpe come together to remember the 89 miners who lost their lives during
the life time of Markham Main colliery from 1920 to 1996.  The event is organised by the Miners Memorial
Group in Armthorpe and a short service is followed by the reading of the names, dates and ages of those who died with the laying of wreaths.

Dame Rosie said “Doncaster has a proud and strong mining heritage and I think it is important that we remember the contribution made by miners and their families.  It is through the hard work and commitment of the Armthorpe Miners Memorial Group that we are able to come together at this annual service and reflect on the often dangerous and hazardous industry of mining and the sacrifices made.”  

The event was also attended by the Civic Mayor, Cllr. George Derx and consort Pauline Derx.  The Armthorpe Elmfield and the Markham Main brass bands played the hymns.

Pictured with Rosie are Cllr. Tony Corden, Revd Jan Foden, Cllr. George Derx - Civic Mayor of Doncaster and consort - Pauline Derx, with Dennis Nowell - Member of the Armthorpe Miners Memorial Garden Group.

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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