We are proud to have received the above letter from Chris Skidmore of the NUM, for our donation to the Oaks Colliery 150th Anniversary Disaster Memorial.

Dear Joe,

Many thanks for the wonderful donation that you and your colleagues have contributed to the above fund. It is a marvellous gesture of solidarity and confirms that Trade Unionism is alive and well in this Century and firmly illustrates that the Trade Unionists of the past who made the ultimate sacrifice at work are not forgotten by the “foot soldiers of today”. The “People & Mining” Group who are “fronting” the Appeal for the Memorial Fund will place their appreciation on record at the next Steering Committee Meeting later this month.

Your sincerely,

Chris Skidmore (Yorkshire Area NUM Chairman)