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National Miners Memorial

Photogrpah of the National Miners Memorial stone

The National Miners Memorial is located at The National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

A Nation’s Tribute – To all those men, women and children who worked in the United Kingdom Coal Mining Industry and who served or died in the service of their country.

Kent Mining Groups are honoured to be a part of this amazing memorial along with Leicestershire, Northwest Miners Heritage Association, South Derbyshire and Warwickshire. We have replica plaques 19a & 19b – Roof Collapse at the centre on display along with a book that has been produced to tell the story of the memorial from the Vicotrian Boy in the coal mine to the 1940’s Miner and the Tunnellers. The book also includes Coal Miners Awarded the Victoria Cross in the First and Second World Wars.

The Dedication of the National Miners’ Memorial In the presence of Their Royal Highness The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester on the 3rd September 2021.

Words of Dedication

Service of Dedication:

From left: Ian Henderson, Paul Hewitt, Dawn Sedgwick, Jim Housley, Eric Lancaster, Susan Woodward.

Service of Dedication: Stuart Elgar and Susan Woodward.

Victorian Boy

Mother and Daughter

Father and Son


Pit Ponies

Canary and Pals






Bevin Boys

Testing for Gas

Walking Wounded

Mines Rescue

Roof Collapse





1940’s Miner

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