February 28, 2024

LAST CHANCE TO VISIT F PIT MINING EXHIBITION

TIME is running out to visit a unique exhibition featuring photographs and memories of Washington miners.

The Coal Face exhibition has been running at the F Pit museum throughout September – and there’s now just two more days to visit it before it ends.

Coal Face captures the thoughts and memories of the last generation of Washington miners in the changing coalfield community.

It features a collection of striking images using tintype portraiture by photographer Andy Martin along with verbatim poems created by Dr Louise Powell.

It recalls the days when the region’s pits were open and operational in a place where several pit villages eventually gave way to a brand new town.

Funded by the Redhills Charity, Coal Face sits perfectly inside Washington’s unique F Pit building, which closed as a pit in 1968 and is now a popular historical attraction.

Coal Face runs until this Saturday, September 30 at the F Pit, which is open from noon-3pm. Entry is free.

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