Walking Together Memorial - 1938 Miner's Tag

Walking Together Memorial - 1938 Miner's Tag.


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

CB Arts

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire Environmental Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund


Duckmanton Primary School

Eileen Cooper

Eurovia Contracting North

Fidler, Maureen (nee Bray) & John

Foundation Derbyshire

Geldards LLP

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


Milnes Family

Moreton, Roy

Naylor, Jean & George

Netherthorpe School

Noonah Experiential

NT Killingley Ltd

Pether Family

Post Office

Redfearn, Pauline & John

Reds Salon

Rex Procter and Partners and RPP Management Ltd

Ross, Anne & John

Smith Family

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

Waterman Aspen

Whibberley, Ian

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.