6 thoughts on “NUM Presentation Dinner. See note below. Press cutting courtesy of David Nicholls.

  1. Man at the back in the left hand corner is my Grandad, Tom Marrison. Ironically my mother, his daughter, was showing me the certificate only today, that he received at the dinner. I’ll see if I can get a picture and post it up. I think this was 1979, but will check.

  2. Press cutting courtesy of David Nicholls.

    A presentation dinner arranged by the Westthorpe Branch of the N.U.M. was held at Eckington Civic Centre on Saturday. Guests included Mr Ray Ellis, M.P. and Mr Conrad Hess, Manager, Westthorpe Colliery.
    Mr Ellis presented 30 retired miners with brass miner’s lamps on behalf of the branch N.U.M. Mr Hess presented each miner with long service certificates and a cheque for £125 to each man with 20 years service plus a free holiday in Skegness for themselves and their wives, on behalf of the Area N.U.M. A monetary gift for drinks during the evening was also received. There was dancing and a cabaret.
    Names given:
    Front row: ??, ??, Mr Gascoigne, Percy Nicholls, Mr Hallowes, Cyril Deakin.
    Second row: ??, Fred Safe, Len Smallshaw.

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