Keepmoat gives £1k to memorial garden at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield

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Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has donated £1,000 to a memorial garden at the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Wakefield.

The garden is designed as a place for quiet contemplation and reflection, allowing visitors to share their memories of what coalmining has meant to them and their families. A steel screen art installation has created a stained glass window effect, and people are invited to by donate a personalised glass disc to the museum.

Keepmoat also donated five discs to honour the collieries at Frickley, Fitzwilliam, Allerton Bywater, Bentley and Edlington - sites where the company is currently building new homes.

Mark Knight, regional managing director, said: “My grandfather was a local miner and I am incredibly proud of that heritage. We see those five donated discs for the ‘Lives Lived, Lives Lost’ sculpture as a very fitting way of acknowledging the history of the former collieries in West and South Yorkshire.”