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22 March 2016

PARISH councillors were genuinely overwhelmed by the volume and quality of artwork carried out by the children from Lynemouth School (William Leech Campus). Members have awarded prizes of £30 (1st); £20 (2nd); and two prizes of £10 (Joint 3rd) for artwork carried out by the children, which is now displayed on an information board in the Miners' Welfare Institute. In addition, the Chairman's Special Award (£10) was awarded to the student who made the excellent model of the pit wheel.

1st Prize (£30): Jessielee Archer (Aged 10)

2nd Prize (£20): Annalise Nicholson (Aged 8)

3rd Prize (jointly) (£10): Harvey Jones (Aged 7)

3rd Prize (jointly) (£10): Tyler A'Court (Aged 7)

Chairman’s Special Prize (£10): Michal Slebzak (Aged 11).

All of the artwork was displayed on information boards in the Concert Room at the Miners' Welfare Institute on the morning of the unveiling (Saturday 19th March 2016), where residents and VIP guests were able to admire their hard work. All of the winners from William Leech Campus were present with their parents to receive their prizes at the formal unveiling in Bridge Street.

The pit wheel was designed and built by Lynemouth Parish Council and supported by Banks Mining Community Fund.