Garden celebrates Silverdale’s mining heritage

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08 Oct 2010
Paul joined civic leaders, teachers and pupils at Silverdale Primary School to celebrate the unveiling of a memorial garden marking the village’s historic links with coal mining.

The garden has been created in the school grounds and contains a miner’s cart and
a replica of the colliery wheel that once stood at the entrance to Silverdale Pit, before it closed in 1998.

Children from the school’s eco-club helped to design the garden which also includes fruit trees, a pathway and a tranquil area. The school now has plans to expand the project by creating a sensory garden on the same site.

“The children have created a garden that is a living tribute to the hard work and sacrifices that are part of Silverdale’s mining heritage,” Paul said.

Pictured above: Paul with Newcastle Mayor Mrs Ann Heames planting a tree in the miners’ garden