Hands off our Headgear

25th July 2015

Hatfield Main Colliery Community Heritage Association has organized a rally in response to the closure of the Colliery. There will be guest speakers.

Their statement reads: "Following the shocking government inspired premature closure of Hatfield Main Colliery, things have moved at indecent haste to sack the miners, and fill the shafts. We are very concerned that the next step is to pull down the headstocks and bulldoze our history and heritage into oblivion leaving the site clear of any memory or evidence we were ever here [...] We will not go quietly into that long good night - fight to save these headstocks in tribute to our forefathers and mothers to preserve the memory of who we are and where we came from."

Their campaign is to: "...save the headgear, as a tribute to the men and women of these coal communities who toiled, bled and died in a century of struggle."

Location: Waggons Way, Stainforth, Doncaster. At the roundabout near the pit gates.

Date & Time: Saturday, 25th July 2015, 10am. Contact: 01302 842690, Email: hatfieldmaincollieryheritage@yahoo.co.uk

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