15th January - 10th April 2011
The little-known world of the coal queen was showcased throughout this exhibition. Using photographs, oral history interviews, period clothing and accessories the exhibition revealed a more glamorous side to mining communities.
Starting at a small, local colliery level, the coal queen competitions grew in popularity and size. Between 1969 and 1983 a National Coal Queen was chosen. The national winner won a wide range of prizes, and represented the National Coal Board for the year at events such as the Ideal Home Show.
|Printed from Woodhorn web site.