Shildon National Railway Museum: A blast from the past

On a recent trip back to the north-east I visited the Shildon National Railway Museum in County Durham. Armed with a 50mm prime lens and not much else I had a wander round.

Coal mining comes to an end in the North East

Ellington Colliery in Northumberland, the last deep mine in the North East of England, was closed by its owners¬†UK Coal in January 2005; bringing the proud history of coal mining in the region to a close. The decision sparked a debate as furious as any during the miners’ strike with the owners saying flooding had […]