Hargreaves Land Supports Maltby Miners’ Memorial

A memorial has been installed to remember 27 miners who lost their lives 100 years ago at Maltby Colliery near Rotherham.

Following a donation by Hargreaves Land, the new memorial has recently been installed between the site of the former Miner’s Welfare Club and the sports field where many miners took part in amateur football matches.

The men died in an underground gas explosion at the colliery on 28th July 1923.

Local resident Jim Liversedge, who has helped organise the memorial, said: “The memorial plays tribute to the men who tragically lost their lives here in Maltby 100 years ago. I would like to thank Hargreaves Land for their donation to help the community pay their respects for many years to come.”

Andrew Johnson, head of asset management at Hargreaves Land said: “Given our longstanding relationship with the town of Maltby we were delighted to be able to support this important initiative to forever remember those who lost their lives on July 28th 1923.”