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John Forman (1822/1823–1900)
John Forman (1822/1823–1900)
John Forman (1822/1823–1900)
John Forman (1822/1823–1900)
John Forman (1822/1823–1900)
John Forman (1822/1823–1900)

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Moved to present location in around 1915, one of four life-size statues stand side-by-side on short pedestals above tapered bases. This figure, representing miners' leader William Hammond Patterson, is clothed in formal attire and holding a scroll in his left hand. Each of the leaders represented on this site played a pivotal role in either the formation or the managership of the Durham Miners Association in its early years (1869–1874). The figures formerly stood on the façade of the first Miners' Hall in nearby North Road which opened on 3rd June 1876. In 1915 the association moved its headquarters to the newly erected red brick building at Redhills Lane. At some point the statues were removed from North Road and installed on pedestals outside the entrance to the new Miners' Hall.


John Forman (1822/1823–1900)




marble & granite


H 225 x W 72 x D 72 cm;
Plinth: H 225 x W 144 x D 144 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Durham Miners' Association

Work type



Durham Miners' Association


Durham Miners' Association

Work status



time restrictions apply

Access note

Miners' Hall opening times

Inscription description

pedestal: FORMAN


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Located at

Redhills Lane / Flass Street, Durham


Located in front of Durham Miners' Hall.