Fanfare for Pit Plaque Unveiling

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    "The memory of a world famous brass band will play on after a commemorative Blue Plaque was unveiled in South Tyneside this week. The plaque pays tribute to former St Hilda's Colliery Band, which won the World Band Championships five times in 1912, 1920-21, 1924 and in 1926. It was unveiled by the Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Norman Dick, during a community open day celebrating a key milestone in the restoration of St Hilda's Pit Head in South Shields. He was joined by the Deputy Mayoress, Jean Williamson. As a former miner himself, having worked at Harton Colliery in the early 60s, and at Westoe Colliery from 1976 until it closed 1992, the plaque unveiling was particularly poignant for Councillor Dick....."
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    South Tyneside Council
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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