Thanks to a funding boost of £3,695 Ferryhill Town Council is pleased to announce that works to install a commemorative Miners Wheel Feature at Dean Bank Recreation Park have been completed.
The project, which has seen an original Miners Wheel being sympathetically restored, and given pride of place just inside the entrance to the Park will provide a fitting tribute to the Town’s Mining heritage, for future generations to enjoy, and ensure that the areas mining legacy is never forgotten.
The Town Council would like to say a huge thank you to Councillors Joe Makepeace and Peter Atkinson who each contributed £1,847.50 from their Neighbourhood Budget allocations via the 4Together Partnership, to enable the delivery of the project, and also to Wharton Construction, who carried out the project works.
Councillor Peter Atkinson said “I was delighted to be able to contribute to this project, which will provide a lasting memorial to the Town’s Mining Heritage. Ferryhill is very proud of its history, and it is important to commemorate it with projects like this one.”
Town Mayor, Councillor Joe Makepeace said “It was a pleasure to be able to support this project, which commemorates the Town’s deep rooted mining heritage. The project is important, and will provide a fitting tribute, which is especially poignant for the many families of those miners who worked in the Town’s mining industry.”
Anyone with any questions regarding this or any other project being developed by Ferryhill Town Council should contact Karen Younghusband at Ferryhill Town Hall on tel: 01740 652157 or email: Karen Younghusband