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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.
bronze & white granite
Grade II (England and Wales)
time restrictions apply
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