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

Oct
28
Thu
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 28 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
9:00 am Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Halloween at The Hub – Pumpkin Competition! Pumpkins will be available from The Hub on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October (between 9am and 4pm). Carve or decorate your pumpkin, then send us a photo[...]
10:00 am Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
11:00 am Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Starting Thurs 29th July, this group gives you a chance to talk about books you’ve loved and share ideas for what to read next.
12:30 pm The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm
The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Lunch Club starts again on Thursday 23 Sep at 12.30pm. For a two course lunch tea/coffee, the cost is £3. Open to everyone, just turn up!
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Oct 28 @ 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
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Oct
29
Fri
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 29 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
9:30 am Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly ... @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly ... @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am
Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly Tots @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Salvation Army parent and toddlers group has recommenced on a Friday mornings at 9.30am costing £1.50 per child. For more info, there is a Facebook group Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly Tots.
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-1.30pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. A new monthly membership is being trialed which is only £1[...]
2:00 pm 5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Disco, musical games, costumes, dooking for apples, doughnut strings and more!
5:00 pm 9-12 years Eastfield Halloween P... @ Eastfield Development Centre
9-12 years Eastfield Halloween P... @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9-12 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Disco, musical games, costumes, dooking for apples, doughnut strings and more!
Oct
30
Sat
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 30 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
1:00 pm Max’s Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Max’s Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Max's Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Fundraising star and local lad, Max, is having a Fun Day to raise funds for Poppyscotland on Saturday 30 October at Eastfield Development Centre from 1pm-3pm. Why not pop along? There will be a bouncy castle, face painting,[...]
Oct
31
Sun
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 31 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
Nov
1
Mon
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 1 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm WLC Adult Learning’s Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
WLC Adult Learning’s Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WLC Adult Learning's Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
MONEY MATTERS! Has lockdown affected your income? Do you want to take control of your money? Do you want to get money ready for Christmas? WLC’s Adult Learning has an upcoming money management course which[...]
Nov
2
Tue
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 2 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
12:00 pm Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Nov 2 @ 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[...]
Nov
3
Wed
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 3 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Nov 3 @ 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 Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee Cake Chat at the Fauldhouse Salvation Army is starting back again on Wednesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in!
10:30 am Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 3 @ 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
Nov 3 @ 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 @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov
4
Thu
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 4 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)

Get In Touch

  Address: F&BV CDT, The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk