These miners are pictured at Boldon Colliery pit head in 1969. Did you work there?
These miners are pictured at Boldon Colliery pit head in 1969. Did you work there?

11 reminders of mining life in South Tyneside's pits

It was a huge part of South Tyneside life for decades and here are 11 reminders of the days of the colliery.

By Chris Cordner
Saturday, 11th April 2020, 11:00 am

From Westoe Colliery to Harton pit, we have got scenes which will hopefully bring back memories of a bygone era.

There are colliery bands on the march and a reminder of life in the colliery villages.

Can you spot anyone you know in our retro selection? Take a look and let us know.

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