Yorkshire Fine Arts
Yorkshire fine arts
Wigan Mining Commission

Wigan Mining Commission

Life and a quarter maquette unveiled

Great day last Wednesday taking the mining maquette across to Wigan so that the committee could see it in situ. This is the first time we have done something like this.  It was great for us to see it in that environment as  work in progress, and to get a feel for how to go forward and finish the piece.

It was great that the committee was happy with where the piece is going, even though its still in early stages as a maquette. We’ve gone for a more expressive feel,with the sculpture, so to get the response we did meant so much to us and was quite overwhelming.  It was an emotional experience for everyone involved.

It is an honour to recognise the people who built this country and made it great with this historical piece. We decided with the committee not to have a base or plinth so that they are on the cobbles walking as a proud working-class family would have. We are proud of our English Heritage and hope that our representation of this family captures something for everyone who sees it.

WHAMM have put so much time, dedication and effort into this piece to make it possible to create this historical artwork to commemorate the mining community and what they sacrificed for our country. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for all the work they have done and continue to do.


Yorkshire Fine Arts
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