Hannah’s Story - A 19th Century Miner’s Wife


Hannah’s Story – A 19th Century Miner’s Wife: a Talk by Margaret Hedley

A special talk will mark the closing weeks of an exhibition that shines light on the untold stories of women in mining communities.

Thursday 14 March 2019
5:00 pm

Join us when Durham-based 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 – Breaking Ground – Women Of The Northern Coalfields.

Hannah’s Story – A 19th Century Miner’s Wife, will take place at 5pm on Thursday, 14 March, with guests welcome to explore the gallery before Margaret Hedley’s talk begins at 6pm.

After giving the talk, Margaret will also be signing copies of her book, which is available in the Mining Art Gallery shop. The book, ‘Women of the Durham Coalfield in the 19th Century’ is the culmination of years of research which details the important role women held in the Durham Coalfield and addresses why there is so little information about these women.

Tickets are priced at £6/booking is essential.

For more information or to book a ticket please call: 01388 743 797
Tickets can also be booked in Auckland Tower

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