Latest Blog / Mining Art Gallery
Oct 24, 2017
A vision by Dr Robert McManners OBE and Gillian Wales has came to life as they've helped open the first of it's kind in the country, The Mining Art Gallery. The gallery, situated in Bishop Auckland is dedicated to celebrate and preserve a unique part of our heritage. We attended the opening of the gallery last week, which displayed over 100 pieces of art, mostly from ex miners, including my dad Bob Olley, Tom McGuiness, Norman Cornish and many more. These men, who spent their days working underground, the constant mixture of pit smell, black grease and sweat, and for...