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 email@example.com. 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.