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2008-09-29 18:00:31

A CENTRE celebrating the North East's mining history has officially opened. Thirteen years after the closure of Durham Coalfield's last working mine, Wearmouth Colliery, the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (Neemarc) was launched on the same site. The day-long event on Saturday featured talks and displays at Sunderland Football Club's Stadium of Light, which was built on the former colliery site. Centre chairman, Dr Stuart Howard, said: "For more than 400 years...

2008-09-29 06:00:26

AN archive celebrating the region?s rich seam of mining history has opened. The North-East England Mining Archive and Research Centre was launched on Saturday on the site of the Durham Coalfield?s last colliery, which closed 13 years ago. The day-long event featured talks and displays at Sunderland Football Club?s Stadium of Light, which was built on the site of Wearmouth Colliery, the coalfield?s last mine. The centre, helped by academics, researchers and archivists at Sunderland...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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