Local young people got hands on with their heritage as they began the restoration and renewal of Redhills.
The removal of the famous seats in The Pitman’s Parliament at Redhills is the first stage in the multimillion-pound project, clearing the way for vital underground structural work. The seats, including the embedded tokens sponsored by Redhills supporters, will be restored and returned to the historic home of the Durham miners.
Working on the project are more than a dozen young people from social enterprise Woodshed Workshop. The organisation works with socially and economically disadvantaged young people as well as adults with additional needs and isolated older people. Based in the old Co-operative buildings in Sacriston, it provides opportunities and support in developing skills and confidence and gaining qualifications.