Age UK North Staffordshire project to capture mining memories

Age UK North Staffordshire

Age UK North staffs have received a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, `Mining the Past – Shaping our Lives’, in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The project focuses on bringing together local ex-miners, their families and their carers to talk about their lives, and record and share their history and heritage.

Through the project ex-miners will be able share testimonies, information, photos and other memorabilia on the Collieryweb, through the media, presentations and displays at prominent local venues, including here at Apedale Mining Museum.

The group meets weekly on Monday mornings from 11am-1pm at Newcastle Library, and is open to anybody aged 50 and over who has connections or recollections of pit life in Newcastle. A cuppa is provided! Click here for details.

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