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Empire Day with the Bands at Beamish.
Photo: Combined cadet band of the Durham Army Cadet Force Borneo Band (in dark green uniforms) and the Royal Signals ACF (in the red uniforms) performing in the Beamish town band stand on Sunday, 20th May 2007.
Director of Music was Captain Colin Miller (Durham ACF) and Officer in Charge Captain Jerry Christie for the Royal Signals ACF with Bandmaster Sgt. Peter Mason. A really excellent show that included a special display with bugles and drums. Well supported by the many visitors on the seats and sitting on the grass around the bandstand.
More pictures will be available shortly on this website. Worth waiting for. Don't miss Empire Day at Beamish next year.
History of the Mining Industry.
Beamish Museum is planning to use the Heritage Lottery Fund cash to create a Lamp Cabin in its Colliery Village. Mining lamps were an important safety tool at pits.
The cabin will provide a base for the museum's collection of miners' lamps and other mining artefacts.
Previously the public have had to make an appointment to view the items privately at the museum.
Beamish curator Chris Scott said the cabin would be built with designs and materials used in 1913. He told the BBC : "This grant provides Beamish with the scope to add to the story we tell our visitors about their coal mining heritage."