Detail View: SHIMMER: Miners' Memorials and National Union of Mineworkers Offices

Title: 
Miners' Memorials and National Union of Mineworkers Offices
Creation Date: 
1993
Dimensions: 
1.8 m high
Image Date: 
2014
Period: 
20th century
Location: 
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Country: 
ENGLAND, UK
Material: 
bronze ; granite - plinth
Display Creator: 
IBBESON, Graham
Image ID: 
14-0862
Description: 
Detail:

Location: NUM Offices, Victoria Road, Barnsley.

Description: A standing family group, in bronze, on a granite base. The miner, to the rear is in helmet, head lamp, singlet, trousers with knee-pads and boots. His barefoot wife stands to his right holding a baby in a shawl. His young pony-tailed daughter stands to his left in a skirt and sandals. His hands rest on their shoulders. The ground beneath them is covered in small lumps of coal. The figures stand on the edge of the NUM Offices' lawn facing Victoria Road; the older Memorial to Yorkshire Miners' Association Officers is some 4 m nearer to Huddersfield Road.

Inscriptions: On the rear of the plinth: "Commissioned by the / NUM Yorkshire Area - December 1991 / Sculpted by Graham Ibbeson - 1992" On the front of the plinth: "IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES / IN SUPPORTING THEIR UNION / IN TIMES OF STRUGGLE" And on the side facing Huddersfield Road: "THIS MONUMENT WAS UNVEILED ON / WEDNESDAY 28TH JULY 1993 / BY / ARTHUR SCARGILL / PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF MINEWORKERS K.HOMER / General Secretary / NUM Yorkshire Area F.W.CAVE / Vice President / NUM J.WALSH / Assist General Secretary / NUM Yorkshire Area"

Commission: NUM Yorkshire Area. Unveiled on July 28th, 1993, by Arthur Scargill, President of the NUM.

Rights: 
© Sheffield Hallam University
Permissions: 
For educational use only. This image may be used in print or digital materials provided that full acknowledgment is given, expressed as follows: " © < insert details from the 'Rights' field >. Photographed by < insert details from the 'Photographed by' field >."
Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
Creator: 
IBBESON, Graham
Creator Dates - Born: 
1951
Creator Role: 
Sculptor.
Culture Gender: 
Male.
Nationality: 
British.
Subject Heading: 
Sculpture, British -- 1900-2000
Subject Heading: 
Public art -- England (South Yorkshire)
Subject Heading: 
Memorials -- England (South Yorkshire)
Subject Heading: 
Monuments -- England
Subject Heading: 
Coal mines and mining
Subject Heading: 
Trade unions
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