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The project was completed in June 2005 .
This website was intended as a "live" commentary of our activities and
has been left as such.
Our current projects are concerned with a number of our key objectives:
raising funds to repair and conserve Seaham's old mining
raising public awareness of our mining heritage and of
its importance to our community
involving the public in enhancing and conserving our mining
raisin funding and support for a Seaham Heritage Centre
1. Seaham Mining Heritage Project - # SG-03-51109>
This is currently our main project. SDVT Banner und,are working in partnership
with Parkside Infant School to raise awareness, amongst our youngest children
and their parents and familiesof the nature and value of our mining heritage.
We been awarded a grant of £26,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for
our Seaham Mining Heritage Project which in total is valued at over
£35,000. The funding will also allow us to repair and conserve the
old Vane Tempest Lodge Banner.
We have had a series of large plates produced
commemorating Seaham's three pits and the men who died in them.
Please note that there
are very few plates left!
3. Mayor of Seaham's Annual Civic Carol Service Seaham's Miners Banners will
be displayed at the Mayor of Seaham's Carol Service which will take
place on Wednesday 22nd December 2004 at St Hild & St Helen's Church,
Dawdon. The children of Parkside Infant School will also parade their
"Banner for Today" which will be blessed by the Parish Vicar Rev. Graham
Pollock. We are grateful to Counc. Charles Walker for agreeing to these
additions to the annual service and to Rev Pollock for agreeing to bless
the children's banner.
We are in the process of setting up a regular series
of activities (eg church services, public meetings) to engage
the public in their heritage in a sustainable way. This link will take
you to a plan of our current