In the shadow of the seam

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These words are dedicated to the people of Barnsley and Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. They were written as a tribute to the women and men whose lives were turned upside down by the demise of the coal industry and the lack of political will to represent them.

In the shadow of the seam shine the brightest lights, sparkling in the eyes of women and men who fought hard for a way of living, who battle on for a full and lively table and a future for their children.

In the shadow of the seam blows a constant, gentle breeze that inspires and freshens. Refreshing new ideas that build sturdy and stout foundations. The winds of change welcomed with open minds and worthy hearts.

In the shadow of the seam there is no talk of battles lost or battles bloody fought, but chatter of hope, talk of new beginnings and appropriate acts of silence. In the shadow of the seams shines a shaft of light that will ne’er dim.

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