Ted Holloway

Below are five drawings from Gill Holloway's book A Bevin Boy Remembers.  The book chronicles Ted's life through his drawings of life as a Bevin Boy.   The drawings were made between 1983 and 1987.

Below is a short interview of Gill Holloway talking about her husband Ted's art.

There are a selection of Ted Holloway's original drawings at the The Auckland Project Mining Art Gallery 

Gill Holloway's book ' A BEVIN BOY REMEMBERS can be ordered by contacting this email address:  anna.bartrum@gmail.com

Bevin Boy Veteran Badge

 

Badge can be issued to men who were conscripted directly into the mines, those who opted for mine work in preference to joining the Armed Forces, or those who were in the Armed Forces and volunteered to become miners during the period 1942-1948.

The Bevin Boys scheme was introduced in 1942 by the then Minister for Labour and National Service, Ernest Bevin. The scheme ran between 1942 and 1948 and involved recruiting men to work in coal mines during and immediately following World War 2.

 

The badge is available to all surviving Bevin Boys and formally recognises their work in the UK coalfields during and immediately after World War II. The badge can only be issued posthumously to the widows of men who died on or after 20 June 2007 and fall into the above category.

 

The application form for the badge can be found here:

Or you can contact the Department of Energy and climate change who  administer the badge

on 0300 068 5716

Bevin Boy Commemorate Medal

For the relatives of deceased Bevin Boys who do not qualify for the Government Bevin Boy Badge (those Bevin Boys who died before 2007) a Commemorative Medal has been commissioned by the Bevin Boys' Association.

 

The Bevin Boy Medal is available to Ballotees, Optants, Volunteers and next of kin called up between 1943 and 1948.

 

The medal is solid silver and can be ordered here:

Bevin Boy Medal

 

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