2011

TR3453 : Miner's Statue near the roundabout on the A258

taken 13 years ago, near to Finglesham, Kent, England

Miner's Statue near the roundabout on the A258
Miner's Statue near the roundabout on the A258
The roundabout is on a junction to Fowlmead Country Park.
This park is on the site of a former shale spoil tip of the former Betteshanger Colliery. The Colliery is also being regenerated into a business park.

The Miners' Statue was commissioned by the Central Electricity Board, and was moved from its original site outside Richborough power station when the plant was decommissioned. Each of Kent's mining communities had their suggestions for a new home for the statue, and eventually it was re-sited outside the National Coal Board's office in Dover, (see TR3241 : The Waiting Miner, Dover) which is where it has remained ever since. The statue is seen as a very important symbol of the hard work and sacrifices made by Kent's miners, and a group was formed to move the statue once more, to a more fitting setting. The new site for the statue is on the Miners' Way - a trail of almost 30 miles which links all the former Kent coal mines, at the entrance to Fowlmead Country Park, the former spoil tip for nearby Betteshanger Colliery. The pit, the last of Kent's mines to close, ceased production in 1989.

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Geographical Context: Park and Public Gardens People, Events
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Betteshanger Country Park [6] · Near Betteshanger [5] · Entrance to Fowlmead Country Park [3] ·
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TR3453, 49 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
David Anstiss   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 May, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 346 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.0091N 1:21.6008E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 346 536
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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