Brick manufacturer Wienerberger has donated over 1000 facing bricks to build a miners’ memorial wall in the village of Piccadilly, Staffordshire.
The company’s Kingsbury factory has supplied smooth red and smooth blue bricks for the wall, which is dedicated to the miners who worked at the Kingsbury and Dexter collieries. Wienerberger has also organised for some of the bricks to be individually engraved with the names of the people who worked at the collieries.
The factory was formerly known as the Whateley Brick Company, which made the bricks to build the miners’ houses. Paul Hodgkinson, regional associate sales director said the company was delighted to have been involved in the project. “We’re proud to have played a part in developing the memorial and look forward to seeing it take pride of place in the village.”
Organised by the Piccadilly Mining Heritage Group, the memorial is prominently displayed at the entrance to Piccadilly. It includes a bronze replica of a miner’s lamp which has been lit to commemorate miners who died working down the mines.