Company donates cash needed to hold Golborne Pit Disaster parade

Members of the Golborne Ex-miners Association at the memorial stone

Members of the Golborne Ex-miners Association at the memorial stone

First published in North West

A FAMILY business has donated £500 to help fund the anniversary parade for the Golborne Pit Disaster.

The parade is a big part of the day, which remembers the 10 men who died in an underground explosion at the Golborne Colliery on March 18, 1979.

But new rules and budget cuts mean that Golborne Ex-miners Association, which is organising the event, needed to raise £948 to pay for policing and traffic management.

Leigh-based Local Mobility has stepped in and contributed more than half the money and made a commitment to help the ex-miners raise awareness. Operations manager Kathryn Waterworth said: "This is a family business, the director is my brother Paul and our granddad used to work down the mine.

"When we saw that they needed help it really touched us, so we decided to give something back. We don't open on Sundays so we are all going to go down to the parade."

The parade is scheduled to take place on March 16 and will be followed by a remembrance service and a buffet and drinks at the Catholic Club.

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11:01pm Mon 17 Mar 14

AndreaMcK says...

Thank you Kathryn Waterworth and Local Mobility. Even though I was unable to make the parade as I now live in Australia, it's great to see that my dad and his colleagues are still remembered and their lives celebrated in this way. RIP.
Andrea.
Thank you Kathryn Waterworth and Local Mobility. Even though I was unable to make the parade as I now live in Australia, it's great to see that my dad and his colleagues are still remembered and their lives celebrated in this way. RIP. Andrea. AndreaMcK
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