Tim Moores goes underground at one of the last privately-owned drift mines in the UK to report for Deutsche Welle‘s weekly European news magazine programme, Drehscheibe Europa. Tows Bank Colliery, situated 7 miles [11 km] NNW of Alston, was opened in 1986 by three partners; Ted Nancarow Snr, Willie Armstrong and Frank Shepherd. They entered the … Continue reading Tows Bank Colliery (near Alston), Deutsche Welle TV (1993)
In many Durham mining villages residents are suffering from planning blight, whilst in Macclesfield, architect Rod Hackney refurbishes old houses and communities. As Langley Park’s Railway Street faces the bulldozers, we ask should local authorities demolish old housing or renovate instead?