Added on: 31st October, 2017 by R_128
An exciting new project is launched at The Lamproom Theatre, remembering the past, improving the present and looking to the future.
Barnsley’s Lamproom Theatre is raising funds to improve the theatre and celebrate the coal mining heritage of our town by incorporating Miners Lamps into the auditorium as ‘house lights.’ The Miners Lamps have been donated by local people and each lamp has a story to tell – stories of families in which each generation was connected with the mine, through good times and bad. There will be one lamp from each post-war colliery in the Barnsley Coalfield, some donated in memory of the miner who carried them, some from local MP’s and some from local celebrities.
The Miners Lamps project is one which has been long-anticipated, but has had to wait until the theatre has a strong patron base before substantial funds could be raised for what is a major project, scheduled to take place in August 2018, in time for the Autumn 2018 season.
The project is being managed by a dedicated group of Trustees, staff and volunteers, all working together in order that their experience and talents can be utilised to ensure that the Miners Lamps can be displayed and enjoyed by everyone visiting The Lamproom Theatre, at the same time recognising the strong traditions of Barnsley and surrounding areas.
If you would like to donate to this innovative project, you can do so via Crowdfunder – please visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk via this link https://youtu.be/9NZGXMvyXE4 or look for Lamproom Theatre - Celebrating Our Mining Heritage on Crowdfunder – donate today!