Councillor's tribute to mining heritage

Wigan's coalfield and the thousands of people who worked in the mines have been honoured with a new memorial.

Monday, 26th December 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:12 pm
Coun George Davies with a pit tub, celebrating mining history in Wigan, on display in Mesnes Park, Wigan

A pit tub and plaque have been unveiled at Mesnes Park in Wigan as a permanent tribute to the many people who worked in the pits.

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The red and black pit tub came from Astley Green Colliery and has been filled with plants.

It is accompanied by a plaque commemorating miners and pit brow lasses, with information about the mines and photographs.

The project was the idea of Wigan Central councillor George Davies.