Thursday, August 31, 2017

MORDEN MINE MONUMENT



On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon members of the Friends of the Morden Mine society gathered at Morden Colliery Historic Provincial Park for the official unveiling of a monument dedicated to the memory of those who worked in the old coal mines of Vancouver Island.

 Approximately one-thousand miners lost their lives in these mines and countless others succumbed to workplace injuries and mining-related diseases.  Morden is the appropriate location for such a memorial because it contains the last remaining sizable structures of the old Vancouver Island coal mining industry and because it is a provincial historic park, the only such park dedicated to our mining heritage.  

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