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Unveiling of Lyme and Wood Pit Mining Memorial, 10th Sept, 2009.

Photos and text by Tony Haslam.

The mining industry was the mainstay of local civilisation for generations, but it also claimed many lives.

Ex colliers and miners from the Wigan and St Helens area were invited to attend a special ceremony to see the unveiling of a permanent memorial to their late colleagues and predecessors.

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Nice weather
Nice weather
 The top of the memorial
The top of the memorial
 Memorial
Memorial
 Memorial
Memorial
The memorial plaque
The memorial plaque
 The crowd listen to Father Middleton
The crowd listen to Father Middleton
 Memorial
Memorial
 Memorial
Memorial
Memorial
Memorial
 Taking a closer look after the ceremony
Taking a closer look after the ceremony
 Side view of the memorial after the unveiling
Side view of the memorial after the unveiling
 Showing the hard work which miners did in the 1900's
Showing the hard work which miners did in the 1900's
Second from right Leslie Hampson retired Mines Resue Superintendent
Second from right Leslie Hampson retired Mines Resue Superintendent
 Memorial
Memorial
 People watch and remember those gone before us
People watch and remember those gone before us
 Memorial
Memorial
Miners at work and play
Miners at work and play
 Meeting old comrades not seen for a long time
Meeting old comrades not seen for a long time
 Lyme & Wood Pit Memorial Ceremony
Lyme & Wood Pit Memorial Ceremony
 Lyme & Wood Pit Memorial Ceremony
Lyme & Wood Pit Memorial Ceremony
Les Hampson Retired Mines Rescue Superintendent and Tony Haslam
Les Hampson Retired Mines Rescue Superintendent and Tony Haslam
 The unveiling
The unveiling
 Images of Wood Pit
Images of Wood Pit
 Images of mines around Haydock
Images of mines around Haydock
Images of Lyme Pit
Images of Lyme Pit
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 Having a bit of snap after the unveiling
Having a bit of snap after the unveiling
 Father Rodney Middleton
Father Rodney Middleton
 Engoying a good cuppa and  a cake
Engoying a good cuppa and a cake
Details of the Lyme pit explosion by Ian Winstanley
Details of the Lyme pit explosion by Ian Winstanley
 A day in the miners life
A day in the miners life
 
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