Yorkshire Fine Arts
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WHAMM statue unveiled

WHAMM statue unveiled

Wigan Heritage and Mining Monument

This piece was finally installed late one cold February night just before the lockdown in March 2020.  Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there wasn't an official unveiling ceremony.  Hopefully this will happen at some point in 2021.

This is a copy of the press release from " Wigan Today" :-

" Wigan’s long-awaited mining stature has finally been unveiled.

The covers were removed quietly and without fanfare after the original reveal event was cancelled because of the current pandemic crisis.

The sculpture designed and crafted by Hull-based Steve Winterburn (who also did the nearby Billy Boston statue) has finally become a reality after years of hard work by members of the local history group WHAMM, whose chair Sheila Ramsdale was the inspiration behind the project.

TThe statue features a miner, pit brow lass and a child, and now proudly stands near Wigan Town Hall – the borough’s former mining college.

There are plans for an official unveiling later in the year. "

 

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