Glory Days Roll on for Coal Tubs; Mining Village History Preserved with Floral Display

Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England), October 6, 2011 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

Glory Days Roll on for Coal Tubs; Mining Village History Preserved with Floral Display


Byline: TOM MULLEN

A PIECE of Tyneside coal-mining history will be preserved for future generations.

These traditional coal tubs were once a common sight at Marley Hill Colliery in Gateshead.

Although the colliery closed almost four decades ago, the tubs were exhibited at Marley Hill Primary School as the basis for a floral display.

But when the school closed amisd an education shake-up last December, the future of the tubs was thrown into doubt. That was until a group of local councillors secured council cash to find a new home for them.

The tubs, newly-restored by volunteers at the Tanfield Railway, were due to be unveiled today at Marley Hill Aged Miners' Homes, where they will once again be filled with flowers.

Coun Jonathan Wallace, who led the project alongside fellow councillors John McClurey and Marilynn Ord, said: "When the school was closed in December, there was general consensus that the coal tubs should be retained as part of the heritage of the village whose mine closed in 1984.

"The tubs had been used as part of a floral display and it was felt that they should be used again in the same way.

Myself, John McClurey and Marilynn Ord arranged for the restoration of the tubs to be part-financed by the Local Community Fund.

"Durham Aged Miners' Housing Association also covered some of the costs and gave permission for the tubs to be placed on their land in front of the Marley Hill Aged Miners' Homes.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

Glory Days Roll on for Coal Tubs; Mining Village History Preserved with Floral Display
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?