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UK Miners' Picnic


By Jane Coltman

June 10, 2018 - Hundreds of people gathered at Woodhorn Museum in Ashington for the event which honors local mining heritage as well as being a fun family day out. The day began with the Miners' Memorial Service during which wreaths were laid by MPs, councillors, representatives of unions and miners organizations and members of the public.Music was key to the occasion and the Brass Marras featured Ashington Colliery Band, Bedlington Brass Band, Ellington Colliery Band, Jayess Newbiggin Brass Bands and local young brass players.




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