West Wylam Colliery Medal

by ukcivilservant

I would be delighted to hear from anyone who can help explain the background to this 1894 medal.

It was awarded by the men (not the owners) of West Wylam Colliery, (near Newcastle upon Tyne) to a fellow miner, Thomas Gribben, who saved another man’s life.

If you can help, please email me at 68rtsw8@gmail.com .

Martin Stanley

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