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Special Event Marks last Month of Mining Art Gallery Exhibition

26 February 2019

A talk will mark the closing weeks of an exhibition shining a light on the untold stories of women in County Durham’s mining communities.

On Thursday, 14 March, Durham author and historian, Margaret Hedley will be speaking at the Mining Art Gallery  about the hidden histories she uncovered when researching her book, ‘Women of the Durham Coalfield in the 19th Century.’

The talk, entitled ‘Hannah’s Story – A 19th Century Miner’s Wife’ will focus particularly on the remarkable story of Margaret’s great-great grandmother, Hannah Porter, who was the original inspiration behind the book and features in the Mining Art Gallery’s current exhibition.

The exhibition itself closes on Sunday, 24 March.

More information about the event can be found here.

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