Flying the flag in Doncaster miners’ memories

MP Rosie Winterton
MP Rosie Winterton

A flag dedicated to the memory of all miners will be unveiled at a memorial service on Sunday for the 89 men who died at Markham Main pit.

The miners’ flag, thought to be the only one of its kind in the country, was designed by Doncaster College students and members of the Memorial Group.

The service takes place at the Miners Memorial Garden, on Church Street in Armthorpe.

It begins at noon, and the ‘miners flag’ will be unveiled by former miner Dennis Knowles and Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton at 1pm.

The memorial is for the 89 miners who lost their lives at Markham Main pit between 1920 and 1996.