markham memorial gardens

More Handles have recently come to the aid of this group to provide alpha numerals for their memorial piece – Click here for their Facebook Page

Dennis Nowell is continuously spreading the word regarding the miners who lost their lives and keeping their memories alive in the form of a statue memorial to them.

The group consists of dedicated volunteers, who have transformed a previously neglected memorial to the miners who lost their lives whilst working at the Markham Main Colliery.

The aim of the Markham Main Memorial Garden Volunteer Group was to bring the memorial garden back to life to provide a much needed green space for the village. 

The garden includes a wheel bearing the names of 87 men and boys who were killed in the Markham Main Colliery and some benches which were donated by ex-mining families alongside planting including rose bushes. 

When he contacted us and advised us of his mission we simply had to help, and happy in donating the letters for the memorial:


Anyone interested in volunteering to help with these exciting developments and to keep the Markham Main Memorial Garden in all its current glory can contact Dennis Nowell by email