THE Motherwell Times and Bellshill Speaker are delighted to have the opportunity to support the campaign to have a memorial erected to Scotland’s steelworkers.
Having also been established around the time the steel industry was brought to the Motherwell area, we are fully aware of how the industry was such an important part of people’s lives and shaped the charcater of the area and its people.
That’s why we are backing the Scottish Steelworkers’ Memorial Fund in their appeals for donations to ensure a fitting tribute is created on the site of the ‘Craig.
Over the next few months we’ll be running a regular series of articles to highlight the story of the industry and the massive contribution it has made to the local community and far beyond.
And you can help in two ways.
Firstly, if you want to make a donation to the appeal fund you can do so by completing the coupon printed on the right. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount - all contributions will be gratefully received.
Secondly, you can help us in our efforts to highlight those who worked in the area’s steel plants and the huge influence they had.
If you have any old photographs of or stories from the plants or the people who worked there - whether at work or taking part in social events related to their work - let us know.
And if you, or your company or organisation, are making a donation to the appeal, or maybe organising an event to raise money for it, we’ll cover that as well.
Times and Speaker editor Martin Clark said: “As an integral part of the community for many years, just like the steel industry, we are fully aware of the influence it has had in our communities.
“We are delighted that the memory and the legacy left by those who gave their lives working in the industry will be recognised in such a fitting way and are confident that our readers will also support this worthwhile campaign.”
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