Women in Mines

Malcolm David Newton


Malcolm Newton was one such person who had the knack of being able to capture the feel of mining with his artistic ability as an artist. Malcolm sadly passed away on November 12th 1999 after a long illness.

He worked as a caretaker at Shrewsbury Girls High School and was a deserved Honorary Member of Shropshire Caving and Mining Club, he had been to ill to attend their recent dinner and awards night, but had donated some original paintings as prize's. These were presented on his behalf by the Hollywood Oscar nominee Pete Postletwaite, star of the "Mining Movie" Brassed Off .

It is hoped that more of Malcolm Newton's paintings will appear here in the future, he will be sadly missed not only by his Wife and Family, but by his countless friends and associates.

Meanwhile if you are, or know of any established or budding artist who would like their work published, please e-mail This site will continue to expand with the emphasis on localised mining history, the project is on going, but volunteer contributors are needed to assist, is it You!?. Ifton Pit , Highley and Granville operations are currently being researched, as is the role of Shropshire Miners involved in major rescue attempts following such disasters as the 1934 accident over the border at Gresford .

Did you or your kin play in a Colliery Brass Band, such as the Ifton Miners Welfare Band, what are your memories? don't hesitate to let us know.