Dance night to raise money for Hucknall Mining memorial

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A FUNDRAISING event in aid of Hucknall Mining Memorial will be held on Friday February 15.

The Royal British Legion will host this night of music and dance which will give guests the chance to rekindle some dance memories from the 60s/70s and 80s with TS Roadshow.

There will be a light buffet and raffle held during the night with all proceeds going to the expansion of the memorial.

Raffle prizes have been kindly donated by local traders and businesses.

The event has been organised by former miner Barrie Lewis who has been instrumental in the campaign to add a memorial to the current iconic miners’ statue on Station Road, Hucknall.

It is hoped a record of the names of the pitmen who lost their lives could be added with memorial stones placed on the site.

Mr Lewis, whose father, Lawrence (34), was killed in an accident at the former Hucknall ‘Top Pit’ on Christmas Eve 1960, and has received full backing from the Dispatch.

A suggestion is for the memorial to be backed by a book featuring the names of those killed at the two Hucknall Collieries or Linby, Bestwood, Newstead and Annesley Pits.

Don’t miss the chance to support this fundraiser at the Beardsall Street club.