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IF you would like us to consider adding your album or photograph(s) to the gallery please contact us. For your pictures to be included you'll need to send uncompressed jpg files via email. Each jpg should have a reasonable name and needs to be listed alongside a 'title' and 'short description'. We will have the final decision over which photographs are published.

By submitting your photographs for inclusion you agree that we have the right modify your images, and to publish them using any media type (CD-ROM, printed materials, email, web, etc).

Fishburn Miners' Memorial
Fishburn Miners' Memorial
Three years of fundraising came to fruition with the unveiling of a 24-ton sculpture. People in the former pit community raised £12,000 for a memorial to miners who worked at the village's colliery. The memorial takes the form of a life-sized bronze miner encased in sandstone and stands on the village green. The funds for the sculpture were raised by Fishburn's Millennium Group and work on the memorial has taken 15 months to complete. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Northumberland artist and sculptor Keith Maddison who created the memorial. Mr Maddison said the statue plan was a team effort between himself and local people. The memorial was blessed to the accompaniment of Fishburn's Brass Brand.

Fishburn Pit Wheel
Fishburn Pit Wheel
Between 1910 and 1973 coal mining here was a major industry, Fishburn Colliery employees peaking at over 1,500 in the 1950s. Fishburn coking plant was built in 1954 alongside the colliery to produce high grade coke for industry and a coke for the domestic market called Sunbrite as well as other by-products from the coking process such as town gas which was supplied directly to the nearby Winterton Hospital and to the national grid. After much doubt about its future and attempts by the then MP Tony Blair to save it, the plant was eventually closed in 1986 with the loss of 250 jobs. Nothing remains of the former ovens and the site has been reclaimed as a nature reserve.
Fishburn Coking Plant
Fishburn Coking Plant
Fishburn Colliery Banner
Fishburn Colliery Banner
The Cause of Labour is the Hope of the World
Fishburn Cemetery Gates
Fishburn Cemetery Gates
An independent artist, blacksmith, and sculptor for more than 20 years, Graeme Hopper specialises in functional and sculptural ironwork.
Village Green at Fishburn
Village Green at Fishburn
Original Fishburn Pit Wheel
Original Fishburn Pit Wheel
Original Fishburn Pit Wheel on the site of the old Coke Works
MP Phil Wilson, Cllr Rachel Lumsdon and Fishburn Parish Councillors
MP Phil Wilson, Cllr Rachel Lumsdon and Fishburn Parish Councillors
at the unveiling of the village's new sports facility
MP Phil Wilson and Cllr Rachel Lumsdon
MP Phil Wilson and Cllr Rachel Lumsdon
at the opening of Fishburn's new state-of-the-art multi use games area