Wentworth and Dearne MP, John Healey, attended the rededication of Thrybergh War Memorial – 100 years to the day that it was originally dedicated to the community.
The memorial was originally constructed and erected adjacent to Silverwood Colliery to commemorate the 312 local miners who were killed in the First World War.
It was commissioned by Dalton Main Colliery Ltd and officially unveiled on the 15th December 1923 by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.
Thrybergh Parish Council organised the rededication on Friday evening (15th December) followed by a celebration sing-a-long led by the local Lost Chord team.
John Healey MP said: “It was a poignant moment in Thrybergh on Friday evening as people gathered to mark 100 years of the Cenotaph.
“Many thanks to Thrybergh Parish Council for organising the event. Silverwood Colliery was the last pit to close in the Wentworth and Dearne constituency in 1994 and it was fitting that Maltby Miners Welfare band, the last pit to close in the borough in 2013, were there to play for the community.
“The rededication was a chance to honour those who gave their lives for the nation in our coalfields as well as those who gave their lives on the battlefields.”
The dedication at the Cenotaph was led by Revd. Helen Terry of St Leonard’s Church and Fr. Des Sexton of St Gerards Church.
The memorial was moved to its current location outside the Parish Hall on Park Lane in time for Armistice Day in 1990.