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Minnie Pit Disaster - Poem

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Poem for the Minnie Pit Disaster by Peter Hodgkins_220117

Peter Hodgkins from Miles Green wrote a poem for the Centennial of the Minnie Pit Disaster in 2018 but was not able to get the poem to Halmer End Methodist Church in time for it to be read at the Centennial Weekend and so he sent the poem to The Sentinel who published it for him.

However, he kindly brought the poem to us for inclusion in this year's Commemorative Service held at the Church on Sunday the 16th January 2022 where it was read during the service.

The poem called 'Behind The Curtain of Lace' looks at the disaster from the point of view of the women having to cope with the loss of their men, their husbands, their fathers, their grandfathers, their sons, their brothers.

Peter has kindly given permission for the poem to be included on our web site and Facebook page.

© 2018 Peter W. Hodgkins

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