Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Mining Heritage

Durham Miners' Hall, or the premises of the Durham Miners' Association, was located within this handsome building on Redhills Lane in Durham city.

These four fine marble statues once resided on the former, original, Miners' hall. They are all Durham miners' trade union officials from the early years of the movement.

This powerful sculpture entitled "The Putter" depicts a young miner straining to re-rail a loaded tub. It is the work of Brian Brown and was completed in 1995.

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