First maquette of how the statue may look, in the design studio of our chosen sculptor, Steve Winterburn

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Wigan Heritage and Mining Monument – WHAMM -  is a registered charity which was formed and is run by a group of local volunteers who are dedicated to raising funds to provide a statue in a prominent location in Wigan town centre.


We passionately believe that the contribution made by men, women and children to this crucial industry should be recognised and remembered. Now that there is no trace of the huge Wigan coalfield it is even more important that every generation should learn how the people of Wigan, by the sweat of their brow, helped to power the industrial revolution which made Britain one of the richest countries in the world.



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