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Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial
Woodhorn Disaster Memorial

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A stepped base with a low pyramid-capped pier and each corner carries a tall tapering granite pedestal with a moulded base. A moulded string is arched over drinking fountains on the north and south sides. There is a plaque on the east side bearing a low-relief colliery scene and a plaque on the west side with an inscription. A laurel wreath carved in relief is set immediately below a moulded cap which carries a life-size sculpture of a mining deputy holding up a safety lamp.


Date

1923

Medium

bronze & white granite

Accession number

NE63_SD_S006

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Listing date

18/12/86

Access

time restrictions apply

Inscription description

a plaque on the west side carrying the inscription: ERECTED BY / THE MINERS AND / DEPUTIES TRADE- / UNION BRANCHES IN THE ASHINGTON GROUP / OF COLLIERIES (ASSISTED / BY DONATIONS FROM THE / ASHINGTON AND CO. LTD., THE NORTHUMBERLAND / MINERS ASSOCIATION, THE NORTHUMBERLAND / DEPUTIES ASSOCIATIONS AND FRIENDS) / IN MEMORY OF THEIR FELLOW WORKMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WOODHORN COLLIERY EXPLOSION ON SUNDAY, AUG. 13 1916; followed by the names of three stonemen, two putters and eight deputies


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Located at

Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington

NE63 8AP