Margaret and her friends since childhood, the Mullinex sisters, have many memories of childhood and life in the village.
Is married to David. She worked with many other miners wives to support local families during the miners strike in the 1980’s.
Was a miner from Durham who moved to Silverdale in the 1950’s to find work at the pit. He worked at the coal face before mechanisation. He is David’s father.
Has lived in the village for many years. Her husband George was a senior Miners Union rep at the pit. Joan still lives in the village and is a community activist who has helped to save the local library.
A local historian and member of Newcastle Civic Society, Jim is fiercely proud of the local mining heritage. He has a wealth of knowledge and stories about local village and working history.
Born in Silverdale in the 1950’s, Graham worked as a maintenance engineer at the pit. He has seen many changes in village life.
Raised in Silverdale, Graham is a well known author on many aspects of Silverdale history and village life.
Christine Ward and Cheryl Cook (the Mullinex sisters)
Born and raised in the village. Christine and Cheryl have memories of life in the village.
Was born and raised in Silverdale. He worked at the pit as a supervising engineer and led the team that demolished the headsticks and sealed number 17’s shaft in the 1980’s.