Banner of Kinsley Drift Branch
Kinsley Drift Branch of the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers.
The branch organised mineworkers at Kinsley Drift Colliery at Hemsworth, north east of Barnsley. The colliery opened in 1979 on the site of the old Hemsworth Colliery, previously also known as Fitzwilliam Main, and was closed in 1986.
The banner was made by Chippenham Studios in 1980, being painted in oils on silk fabric and is 180cm wide and 250cm high.
The banner is held at the NUM Offices in Barnsley.
Thanks to Chris Kitchen Jnr, Richard Riggs and Danny O’Connor for assistance and Maurice Kent for information.
Thanks to the Yorkshire Area of the National Union of Mineworkers for permission to photograph and reproduce this banner. Image copyright NUM.
If you have any information about this or any other banner please tell the NUM or Past Pixels.