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New Hartley Pit Disaster Memorial Window, St Alban’s Church, Earsdon

There is a great deal written and recorded from the time and since
the pit disaster at New Hartley in 1862 and this wealth of information became
the basis of the research for the window. It was felt that making an
illustrative panel depicting the scenes of that fateful January day would not
be appropriate. Instead, it was decided that the idea of making a more
abstracted design telling the story in a less literal way would be a better
approach. As there are two windows it was decided to take the theme of ‘death’
for the left hand window and ‘resurrection’ for the right hand window. The
darkness and the light.