Sincere thanks to all past and present members of the Markham Vale Heritage Group who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Markham miners, their families and community are not forgotten - including (in alphabetical order by first name) - Anthea Covell, Eileen Cooper, Elaine Tidd, Frank & Olive Milnes, Graeme Challands, Ken Wain, Kerry & Shane Cooper, Lynn Ludditt, Paul Burkitt, Sandra Pembleton, Sandra Struggles, Steve & Ann Haywood, Vicky Jacques, Wendy Stevenson, amongst many other supporters who have helped and encouraged along the way. Remembering also those involved with the project who have sadly passed away including Roy & Margaret Moreton and Oscar Cauldwell.
And to organisations – who have supported and continue to support the group in collecting the facts and stories used in this publication - Barlborough Heritage Centre, Derbyshire County Council Libraries, Derbyshire Record Office, Duckmanton Miners Welfare, Duckmanton Primary School staff, pupils and parents, East Midlands Oral History Archive, Poolsbrook Miners Welfare, Staveley History Society and Grace Millar of the University of Wolverhampton.
For planning and organising the installations and events, credit must be given to the Markham Vale project team at Derbyshire County Council comprising Peter Storey, Chris Beech, Jaimie Bingham, Jamie MacArthur, Steph Hughes, Sue Gozzard and Trudi Saxton, and for their continued support the senior team of Joe Battye, Director of Economy and Regeneration and Chris Henning, Executive Director for Place and also Cllr Barry Lewis The Leader of the Council and Cllr Tony King, Cabinet Member for Economy and Clean Growth.
In addition, special thanks to Frances Smith and Kate Watson of Beam and the other members of the Markham Vale Public Art Steering Group – Ann Wright of Derbyshire County Council, Richard Hinds and Vivienne Clements of HBD.
The Walking Together installation has been generously supported by a wide range of businesses, relatives, community partners and Trusts listed below. Thank you to all the supporters who have contributed to make the Walking Together Markham Mining Memorial a reality.
Sponsors and funders
AJA Architects LLP
Anderson Green Ltd
Aviva Community Fund
AW Repair Group
BWB Consulting Ltd
Bolsover District Council Via Percent for Art
Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd
Burbage Realty Ltd
Burkitt and Foulkes families
Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire Environmental Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund
DLA Piper UK LLP
Duckmanton Primary School
Eurovia Contracting North
Fidler, Maureen (nee Bray) & John
GF Tomlinson Group Ltd
GH Motors Ltd
Great Bear Distribution Ltd with Reckitt Benckiser & Henkel
Henry Boot Developments Ltd Joint Venture Partner Markham Vale
Jefferson Sheard Ltd
Naylor, Jean & George
NT Killingley Ltd
Redfearn, Pauline & John
Rex Procter and Partners and RPP Management Ltd
Ross, Anne & John
Sutton-cum-Duckmanton Parish Council
Tesco Bags of Help
The descendants of Thomas George Yates
The Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust
The Freemasons Derbyshire Fund via Foundation Derbyshire
Warrington Martin Ltd
Woodthorpe Church of England Primary School
Valencia Communities Fund through the Landfill Communities Fund (formerly Viridor Credits Environmental Company)
The Story Mine project
Sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who continue to worked tirelessly to ensure that the stories of the Markham miners and their families are not forgotten.
With special thanks to our project community engagement officer Lynn Ludditt and the volunteer project group and Story Mine contributors (in alphabetical order by first name) -
Alison Bull; Alan & Kenneth Burrows; Graeme Challands; Anthea & Stuart Covell; Elaine Tidd; Frank and Olive Milnes; Ian Pyatt; John Jack Carrington; Julia Haywood; Ken Wain; Paul Burkitt; Paul Rough & Mick Atak; Sandra Pembleton; Sandra Struggles; Shane Cooper; Steve and Ann Haywood; Vicky Jacques; & Wendy Stevenson.
And to organisations -
Barlborough Heritage Centre, John Tipper; Broadbent Studio, Artist Stephen Broadbent, Mandy Taylor & Julia Johnson; Derbyshire County Council Libraries; Derbyshire Record Office, Karen Millhouse, Sarah Chubb and Becky Sheldon; Duckmanton Miner's Welfare; Duckmanton Primary School Staff, Pupils and Parents; East Midlands Oral History Archive, Colin Hyde; Embers Theatre Company; Harper Creative, James Harper & Rachel Lee; Henry Boot Developments; Markham Mining Memorial Community Working Group; Markham Vale Environment Centre - Trudi Saxton, Debbie Renshaw and Sue Gozzard; Poolsbrook Miner's Welfare; Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa; Staveley Historical Society; Stream 7, Darren Wain; University of Wolverhampton, Grace Millar.