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Welfare Park, Horden


Welfare Park is a large park in Horden, County Durham. The park hosts Horden’s rugby, cricket and football teams. The Miners' Welfare Park was originally paid for by individual contributions from Miners' pay-packets. The park was restored in c.2004 with National Lottery funding. The park has a band stand and notable art work; "Dahlia" is a sculture by William Pym (2004) representing the allotments in which Miners looked forward to being in the sunshine in contrast to their difficult work underground.[1]  'Marra' is a sculpture of a miner with his heart torn out, by Ray Lonsdale (2015), which depicts the death of mining communities.[2

Horden Horden Colliery (1900 - 1987)
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Welfare Park, Horden

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Welfare Park Bandstand, Horden

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Unveiling of `marra` in Horden Welfare Park

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Welfare Park, Show Dahlia Artwork, Horden

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Metal guru forging ahead
- The Journal 5 December 2004. "William Pym isn't your average blacksmith and standard farriers' fare such as horsehoes, pokers and gates are conspicuous by their absence at his Northumberland ...

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Horden miner sculpture with heart torn out unveiled
- BBC News: 22 November 2015. "A sculpture of a miner with his heart torn out has been unveiled in a former East Durham pit village. The nine-foot-tall "Marra" is intended ...

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The Miners' Memorial, Horden Welfare Park

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Welfare Park

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