• Born to be a miner

    Born to be a miner

    Like many men growing up in County Durham’s coalfield communities in the 20th century, Gordon Parkin was born to be a miner. Gordon was born in his grandmother’s house in Easington Colliery on a sweltering hot summer’s day on 6th August 1949. The country was still recovering from the effects of the Second World War, […]

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