The weather was the only thing which let us down on this important day. The Parkend Silver Band entertained us with a most appropriate playlist, including the previously almost lost Parkend March, and the speeches by Keith Walker, Chairman Simon Moore and our President Baroness Royall were all excellent.
We were especially grateful to have with us 90 year old Mr George Hogg (pictured here), who worked at New Fancy as a blacksmith – they had their own forge, so many shovels etc to repair. And in the crowd also was the great granddaughter of a New Fancy miner.
No doubt there were others with connections – please let us know by posting a comment here.
There will be a full report of the day in the November newsletter which goes out to members.
This website has also been updated with extensive new material on New Fancy and revised material on the Miners Memorial and the Geomap. Follow this link
Finally, our latest New Regard journal was launched yesterday, with the lead article being about New Fancy and how it became an amenity site. Go to our e-store to purchase a copy (members obtain a discount) or come to one of our indoor meetings where it will also be available, along with other Society and members' publications.