Thanks to Orwell, who went down a nearby mine, and the wonderful ex-pit
men and women I've interviewed in Wigan, I can picture my greatgranddad crouching down there in the dust and dark.
Romey has been painting in the region for 35 years, mostly in - as she puts it - "a small ex-pit
village between Durham City and the Dales".
That's made me who I am and that's why representing that working class constituency, ex-pit
villages, I'm really proud of that."
We are a small club in a small ex-pit
village in Northumberland and the money from Wish Junior Football will help us buy much-needed kit and equipment to enable us to train and play in the local football leagues.
manager Malcolm Fyeld, 58, of Cwmllynfell, and owners MNS Mining Ltd were cleared of causing the death of colliers Garry Jenkins, David Powell, Philip Hill and Charles Breslin when the 100-year-old pit ooded after blasting operations on September 15, 2011.
At Swansea Crown Court on Thursday, ex-pit
manager Malcolm Fyfield, 58, of Cwmllynfell, and owners MNS Mining Ltd were cleared of causing the death of colliers Garry Jenkins, David Powell, Philip Hill and Charles Breslin when the 100-year-old pit flooded after blasting operations on September 15, 2011.
Welsh goalkeeper Jack Kelsey ran the length of the pitch to congratulate ex-pit
boy Graham Moore, 18, who scored the winning goal in Wales' international against England in the rain at Ninian Park.
Tens of thousands of ex-pit
workers are in line for payouts in a major operation to confront lawyers who ripped off claimants for miningrelated illnesses.
This tax - levied at around 35percent on the ex-pit
cost - will make our own quarries less competitive and will potentially allow continental imports to take our market.
He was born in the ex-pit
village, where he was once a miner, 100 years ago.