Heathbridge Miners' Square - Kenfig Hill
Heathbridge Miners' Square, Kenfig Hill was opened in April 2014 and was the vision of Pyle Community Council.
The sqaure is a tribute to the men who worked and died in the collieries of the area. These men and their families were the foundation of Kenfig Hill as we know it today. The memorial is an authentic coal dram rescued from the Llynfi Valley and painstakingly restored and donated by Mr David Brace OBE the Chairman of the Dunraven Group of Companies.
The dram is upturned and symbolically tipping out coal, displaying images representing scenes from the coal era, the images were created by young artists from the 2012/13 year 5 of Pyle Primary and Mynydd Cynffig Junior schools. Pyle Community Council is indebted to the Awards for all Wales Lottery Fund, Marks & Spencer's Community Fund and Bridgend County Borough Council for their grants, without which this project would not have been possible.
All photos taken on Saturday 24 January 2015 by Rob Bowen (ODPDS Creative - www.odpds.co.uk)
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- Pyle Community Council http://www.pylecommunitycouncil.co.uk
- Bridgend County Borough Council http://www.bridgend.gov.uk
- History of Local Mines (Kenfig.org) http://www.kenfig.org.uk/coalmines
Copyright © Rob Bowen, Kenfig.org Local Community Group, 2015