Old King Coal - Celebrating North East Mining

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    Old King Coal marched off to a great start! Around 200 local schoolchildren took part in a banner parade held at Beamish on Thursday morning. The parade was part of a four-day event celebrating the North East’s coal mining heritage. Despite the threat of rain the children’s spirits weren’t dampened as they chanted and cheered from Pockerley Old Hall, through the Edwardian Town and on to the museum’s events field. Led by traction engine, Mary Margaret, the event allowed the schoolchildren to gain an experience of banner parades which are part of the annual Durham Miner’s Gala. Old King Coal (18th - 21st April 2013) is the final event in the 2013 Great North Festival of Transport at Beamish. http://www.beamish.org.uk/old-king-coal/" >www.beamish.org.uk/old-king-coal/
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    Beamish Museum
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    Beamish (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
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    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/8665998100/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 8 years, 9 months ago
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