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Barnsley Mining Sculpture Unveiled

Friday March 30 2012


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A STATUE to commemorate Barnsley’s mining heritage will be unveiled outside Barnsley Interchange in a special ceremony on Saturday (March 31.)

The artwork – which cost £165,000 – was created by Kenny Hunter. It is six metres high, cast in bronze and patinated in black, it shows the figure of a child with coal at its feet.

Maltby Miners Welfare band will be giving speeches at the unveiling from 11am.

The sculpture has been funded by Section 106 money from Morrisons, along with contributions from the NUM, Raleys Solicitors and Barnsley Council.

*Thanks to Rob Hewlett for submitting the photograph *

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Reply Posted by claretaylor on Friday March 30 2012 at 13:44
might go watch that

Reply Posted by Tracey Butters on Saturday March 31 2012 at 02:42
I think It's lovely that Barnsley want to remember and commemorate their Heritage - there are a few statues around the town remembering those fallen due to circumstances at the time - and mostly children ... I love Barnsley x

Reply Posted by LizPen on Saturday March 31 2012 at 04:17
I think Art and stuff like sculptures are important and this one means something. I think it is worth spending some money on things like this. Art shouldn't just be for rich people.