Memorial builders

Frank Arrowsmith, (second from left), Caroline Flint MP, and Cllr Phil Cole, with staff from JK Paving, starting to build the plinth for a commemorative arch and the plaque to 133 Yorkshire Main miners who lost their lives while the colliery was open.
Frank Arrowsmith, (second from left), Caroline Flint MP, and Cllr Phil Cole, with staff from JK Paving, starting to build the plinth for a commemorative arch and the plaque to 133 Yorkshire Main miners who lost their lives while the colliery was open.
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WORK is under way on a memorial garden being built to remember the 133 men who died working at a Doncaster colliery.

The Yorkshire Main Commemorative Trust has started work on the garden in memory of those killed working at the pit, in Edlington, between 1909 and 1985.

Chairman of the Yorkshire Main Commemorative Trust, Frank Arrowsmith, said: “This garden and the Yorkshire Main memorial wall have been a two-and-a-half year labour of love.”

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint and Edlington ward Coun Phil Cole joined trust members to see work on the £30,000 plaque and arch scheme get under way.