Aber Memorial

by David Nurse April. 25, 2021 164 views

This is a memorial marking the general area where the Aber Colliery Company coal mine would have been.

It is on the same site as the Keeper of the Field that I posted a little while ago.

I don't know the date when it was placed here and while I like the weathered look of the sculpture I suspect it is fading too quickly.

I was disappointed that there was no information board for it. Local history fades so quickly if it is not cherished and looked after.

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In Reach Of The Skies 1 month, 2 weeks ago

It's a shame there's no info. Kind of defeats the object of a memorial if you don't know what it's about.

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David Nurse Replied to In Reach Of The Skies 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Yes I agree, thanks for your comments

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Adrian Morris 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Very evocative post. My dad and most of my male relations were coal miners. I was brought up in a mining village in Northumberland. In the early 1970s, almost all of the inhabitants were moved to a new estate in a nearby town and the village and community was almost completely destroyed. There are only about four houses now remaining. My mother's sister and family lived in a similar village about 3 miles away. This village was totally obliterated in the 1970s. I consider myself to be very priviledged to have been brought up in a mining community.

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