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The inscription on the plaque reads: This monument is dedicated to the men and boys of this parish who worked in 'coal pits' and 'collieries', we are all of us in debt to the men who toiled in appalling conditions, under the ground you are presently standing on. They it was who provided the fuel for our electrical power, for our gas works, for the blast furnaces and for steel production for our ships, railways and other engines of industry. 'They it was who made Britain 'Great'.' Elected by the Parish Council on behalf of the people of Heath and Holmewood, September 2000'