by the Cottingley Crew
The Oldham District Amalgamated Trades Council banner collection of Gallery Oldham.
Marching together forward against dementia, all society should be united its understanding & support for those living with dementia.
- Many of the Cottingley crew has worked in industry, so the wheel represents the wheel of industry, within its spokes are some of Leeds iconic buildings & industries starting bottom left, Leeds town hall, Tetley’s brewery, the Kirkstall forge and Hunslet engines.
- Inscribed in the rim of the wheel is “Marching together forward against dementia we are united we are here, we still have heart, we are still ourselves.”
- To the left and right are two iconic Yorkshire sportsmen, Billy Bremner, footballer Leeds United & Scotland and Freddie Trueman cricketer, Yorkshire & England.
- The group at the bottom of the banner is based on members of the Cottingley crew.
- The embellishments in the corners are stylised acanthus leafs which represent art and an enduring life.
- The colours yellow and blue are the colours of Leeds United football club, but blue can represent loyalty and yellow