of the Memorial to the “Nine men of Madeley”
At 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1st October, 2003 a short service of rededication of the newly restored grave of the “Nine Madeley Miners” was held at the graveside - the 139th anniversary of the funeral. Ivor Brown and Kelvin Lake attended on behalf of the Club
The grave was restored as part of a Millennium project by the Madeley Living History project. The tomb, railings and surrounding stonework have been cleaned and repaired. The 9 cast iron tomb covers have been repainted white - this is thought to be the original colour and was discovered when the restorers started stripping back the old paint layers. The initials of each miner on their respective graves have also been picked-out in green as have the railings. An iron plaque mounted on a post has been erected beside the tomb, with a transcript of the tombstone inscription (which sadly has not been touched and is very hard to read).
Above & below: Views of the newly restored graves
Pictures: Kelvin Lake - I.A.Recordings