Fauldhouse Mining Tribute

It is with great delight that Fauldhouse and Breich Valley Community Development Trust are able to reveal the proposed design for the mining tribute that is intended to be installed on the Village Green.

This project has been a long time coming with the original idea dating back to 2016.

During 2019, the commissioned artists Ailsa Magnus and Billy Caulfield delivered art workshops with several local groups in Fauldhouse including the local primary schools. These workshops helped to guide and inspire Ailsa and Billy to produce the final design that is intended to be installed on the Village Green.

The design takes the form of a series of silhouette figures created in Corten A Steel. The figures are larger than life size with pierced detail showing their facial features and tools of the trade.

Two female figures front the piece. The women display a “banner” pierced with the statement “Fauldhouse A Community Built On Coal”.

The women represent the strong women who stood alongside their men-folk during the miners’ strike of the 1980s. Three male figures are represented as if returning home from a shift at the pit, tired but triumphant they carry tools of their trade. A small boy looks on from the side. A child from the past dressed in Victorian attire and carrying his lamp to light the way.

The figures and banner have been designed to reflect the mining heritage of Fauldhouse and to act as a bridge between the past and present.
A planning application is being submitted and subject to approval it is hoped that the final sculpture will be installed later this year.

About the artists

Ailsa has 25 years experience delivering similar projects throughout the UK. Billy is a multi-media artist and has worked on numerous projects throughout Scotland. Their combined skills and knowledge will bring something unique and memorable to Fauldhouse.

They delivered a series of creative workshops to engage with the community and through consultation with ex-miners and their families intend to create a lasting legacy for the community of Fauldhouse.

Coming up

Aug
2
Mon
2021
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen is a chance to get together, learn something new to cook and have some fun along the way. Some of the recipes we’ll be trying this summer include BBQ favourites, vegetarian and vegan[...]
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
Aug
4
Wed
2021
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
10:30 am Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
A new Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) will be starting on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group will be set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
7:00 pm Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug
5
Thu
2021
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Musical Memories @ Zoom
Musical Memories @ Zoom
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Memories @ Zoom
This dementia friendly group enjoys music and film from the good old days. In addition, the fabulous Gary Copland will be entertaining us. We’ll also have a special performance to mark the anniversary of the[...]
Aug
6
Fri
2021
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-2pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. (Please note that a membership scheme will be running from February[...]

Get In Touch

  Address: The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk