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Redhills, Durham Miners Association

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Follow us on our journey across the North East

Caterpillar Articulated Trucks, Peterlee

4th - 30th November 2019

Land of Oak and Iron Heritage Centre, Blaydon

December 2019

Materials Processing Institute, Middlesbrough

20th - 31st January 2020

The Sill, National Landscape Discovery Centre, Hexham

May - September 2020

What did you think?

"Graft & Glory is a really interesting and informative exhibition - and in such a great setting at Tanfield Railway. Great to see a well thought out display celebrating the important industrial heritage of the North East."

Susan Mackall, Land of Oak & Iron

"The exhibited artefact (a large brass Fireman’s helmet) sparked an inspiring debate between a small child and his grandad. They were discussing the design of the helmet and how useful it would be as protection in a fire (e.g. it would get very hot, why was it shiny?) The conversation was short but it showed how something from the past can inspire a conversation today and to think creatively about design and purpose and functionality."

Ednie Wilson, St Mary's Heritage Centre

"From my background working in the engineering sector I understand the importance of sharing this heritage to different audiences to inspire them to go into engineering. The exhibition brings together different elements of the region’s heritage and I enjoyed chatting about this with one of the volunteers."

Alison Reynolds, Strategic Human Resources and Organisational Development Consultant

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