Memorial to miner traditions revealed in Most

This Saturday, a new memorial to miner traditions and mining accidents was unveiled in the traditional mining town of Most in the North-West of Bohemia, on the occasion of the 25th annual gathering of mining cities and villages.

The memorial was designed by Jakub Klaška, who works for the prestigious Zaha Hadid Architects office in London. The monument weighs several tons and is supposed to symbolise “the conquest of coal in the landscape”.

Around 350 miners from across the country, as well as Slovakia and Saxony, attended the annual gathering. The three day event continues on Sunday with excursions to local mining settlements.

Author: Tom McEnchroe