THURSDAY 26 JANUARY 2012 AT THE MINING INSTITUTE, NEVILLE HALL, WESTGATE ROAD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
The New Hartley Colliery Disaster 1862 - 150th anniversary.
5:30pm Tea and Coffee in the Library.
6:00pm Lecture by Norman Jackson.
Adjourn to the Library. Buffet and drinks.
7:00pm Launch of a new book about the Hartley Calamity.
Keith Armstrong, Catherine Graham and others will then read poems from the new book commemorating the Hartley disaster, including Joseph Skipsey's Hartley ballad, with singer/songwriter Gary Miller performing Keith’s Hartley lyric and other mining songs and piper Chris Ormston performing his Lament for Hartley and other appropriate tunes.
Copies of the book will be available for sale.