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2008-08-18 00:00:30

MINERS are being sought at a Northumberland colliery for the first time in more than 25 years. But it is their memories and experiences rather than physical labour which is now required. No one has worked underground at the former Woodhorn Colliery, near Ashington, since it closed in 1982, and it is now a nationally-important visitor and archives centre following a pounds 16m lottery-funded revamp. Now Woodhorn managers want ex-miners and pitmen's wives and families to come back to help...