For the Mining Memorial

In memory of all the miners who worked the North Staffordshire coalfield to the end of the twentieth century, and of their families who with them paid the price of coal

There’s black ash beneath the green
Gob fires burning under Gas Hill
And beneath it all
Bones of miners buried still.

Pit names:

Berry Hill, Folly and Deep Folly, Railway and Old Railway, Cottage,
Knowles, Marl Hole, Quarry, Ragman, Cockshead Coal, Bowling Alley Seam,
Holly Lane Seam, Ten Feet Seam, Hard Mine Coal, Bambury, Smith’s
Tabbernor Mine Level, First Ash Mine Level, Pool Dole, Fenton Park, Lawn