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Star date: 27th April 2012

AGECROFT MINERS REMEMBERED

International Workers Memorial Day
Saturday 28th April 10am
Agecroft Road

Tomorrow at the entrance to the former Agecroft Colliery there's a short ceremony to remember miners who lost their lives or suffered accidents at the Salford pit, as part of International Workers Memorial Day. There's also the new Irwell Valley Mining Project, set up to form permanent reminders of Salford's miners.

Full details here…


Irwell Valley Mining Project Agecroft Colliery Agecroft Colliery
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REMEMBER THE MINERS

April 28th is International Workers Memorial Day and as part of events happening all over the country, miners from the Agecroft Pit will be remembered at a short ceremony at 10am.

"The Agecroft Mine seems to have been forgotten by the authorities" says Alice Searle of the Irwell Valley Mining Project "Nowhere is there a sign to tell people of its existence. The site is now an industrial park sitting above the numerous deep coal tunnels, where once men, women and even children toiled to power industry and bring warmth to our homes.

"Because this is part of Salford's history, the Irwell Valley Mining Project has been set up to bring this knowledge to the public and to the children of Salford, who may never have seen coal!" she adds "Soon there will be ceramic memorial at the entrance to the Agecroft Mine with an information board recording its contribution to the Industrial Revolution and to Salford's history."

International Workers Memorial Day
Saturday 28th April 10am
Agecroft Road, Agecroft
(by the old entrance to the pit)

Anyone interested in being part of the Irwell Valley Mining Project can contact it on 0161 7928712

Brian F Kirkham wrote
at 13:55:08 on 05 May 2013
An idea - call it "Off the page" if you wish - How's about we reopen the Mothballed Lancashire Mining Museum? You know the one - the museum closed by the council and recently the central focus of some local businessman to turn it to a country hotel? Wouldn't the Museum reopening as a home to the project be a fitting memorial to the miners who worked in this area?
 
vanessa wrote
at 11:26:42 on 05 May 2013
Working on a project documenting coal miners who returned to work during the '84-'85 strike. If you working at AgeCroft or a different colliery and have a story to tell please get in touch. Maybe your husband crossed the picket lines in the 80's. I'm looking to record this accounts, they are as important as any other documented memories of the strike. Please take a look at website and get touch. http://www.othersideoftheline.co.uk/
 
Em3 wrote
at 21:48:56 on 27 April 2012
Shame - we would go but it clashes with the SPANISH CIVIL WAR - memories of the International Brigades and Gernika 10 to 12 at the People's History Museum M3 3ER To book 01618389190 or info@phm.org.uk Free. Our love to all at Agecroft x
 
Jobs for Salford wrote
at 16:59:49 on 27 April 2012
So Salford wasn't always just Peel and Mediacity then ? Has anyone told Salford Clouncil ? So we didn't always have mass unemployment, hopelessness and despair , then ? This Deadcity had proper jobs a long time ago , then ? So , people had hope once , then ? Wow, who'd believe it now ? Wasn't Salford always run by an inept gang of self-serving , brown-nosing , big business pocket-politician , leeching parasites , then ?
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 15:55:57 on 27 April 2012
Ssssshhh, don't mention Salford's history the Council wouldn't like it. According to them there was no industrial revolution, Salford was never an industrial city with back to back terraced housing, there were never any factories, mills or mines in Salford. It has always been a yuppie playground.
 
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