Ashington The Biggest Mining Village in the World


Ashington The Biggest Mining Village in the World

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This is the first release of 2010 by Six-T Media. Ashington: The Biggest Mining Village in the World, is a remarkable account of this town situated in the North-east of England. Witness Ashington as you have may have never seen it before. We look at Ashington Colliery, both on the surface and underground. The town itself as it developed to what it is now. We witness the streets, shops, and the pastimes connected to it. Go inside an old miners’ home and see what it was like, see him attending his garden, witness wash days as they were in the old days. Visit Priestman’s Institute for a game of snooker, have a pint and a game of dominoes in the Grand Hotel, and even go dancing at the Princess Ballroom. The miner had many a pastime, and we visit the leek-grower, pigeon fancier, the miners picnic, the brass bands, the banners, fairground attractions, pitmen’s derby and the famous pitmen painters are all there to see. The archive footage just flows on and on and gives you an insight into Ashington. The documentary ends with a look into how coal mining had changed after Nationalisation. There is so much more and it all adds up to this tribute to “The Biggest Mining Village in the World.” Running time approx 50 minutes which includes approximately 40 minutes of archive footage. Colour and Black and White. Copyright Six-T Media.

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