13 photos of community gathering to honour 70th anniversary of Easington pit disaster that claimed 83 lives
Poignant images show residents in and around the ex-mining community in County Durham honouring the memory of the 83 workers who lost their lives to the pit disaster 70 years ago.
Respects were paid at the former colliery’s community garden, before attendees marched to the grave site where 72 of the victims were buried decades ago after their bodies had been recovered.
Two new benches were also unveiled as part of the morning’s commemorative events by relatives of the men who died on May 29, 1951.
Councillors and Easington MP, Grahame Morris, were in attendance, along with relatives of the deceased and members of the Durham Miners’ Association.