The Pitman's Parliament is unique. Each one of the 298 numbered seats once represented a lodge.
The lodge delegates kept their pit seat numbers until their colliery closed.
To raise money for the refurbishment of the seats, we're launching a one-off sponsorship scheme.
We're using the lodge seat numbers for 1961.
Our website shows which seat belongs to which colliery.
The seats will go 'on sale' in early September. The minimum seat sponsorship is £100. All the money raised will go towards the Red Hill Appeal.