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Halmer End and Minnie Pit Centenary Commemorations 2018
at the Staffordshire Film Archive on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 7.45 pm

There will be a FREE SCREENING of a new film by Ray Johnson about the Minnie Pit Centenary Commemorations in the village of Halmer End in 2018.

A record of the important events a year ago, when the village of Halmer End held commemorative events to mark the Centenary of the worst mining disaster in the history of North Staffordshire.

Featuring the Centennial Memorial Walk: where over 500 people walked from the centre of the village out to the site of the Minnie Pit shaft and memorial -extracts from 'Voices From the Past': a moving play, written by Christine Lamb, staged by the villagers themselves charting the day of the explosion and its aftermath as experienced in Halmer End — and A Sigh of the Coal: a play presented around the Village by New Vic Borderlines, with the disaster told by local girl Nancy Tipper and war poet Wilfred Owen (whose first published poem was Miners — written about this very disaster).

Also remembering the Sneyd Pit disaster of January 1st, 1942.

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