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Former miners enjoy 45th Get Together in Cannock

By Jamie Brassington | Cannock | News | Published: | Last Updated:

Almost 100 former mining colleagues turned out for a special annual gathering in Staffordshire.

The miners

The 45th meeting of the Get Together was held at Church Hill Victoria Working Men's Club, in Hednesford, Cannock.

A total of 99 colleagues, who worked at three collieries around Cannock area, turned out for the event.

The roles of those attending included electricians, mechanics and persons from other departments.

They are all from the collieries of West Cannock, which closed in December 1982, Lea Hall in December 1990, and Littleton in 1993.

All the guests enjoyed a drink, food and board games.

There was also £225 raised at the event for CHAPS - Chase Arts for Public Space - which is raising money for a miner's monument at Staffordshire's National Arboretum.

Organiser Harry Wilkes thanked mining colleagues for their continued support which has allowed the event to continue.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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