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About the Project

The Durham Miner Project operated throughout County Durham and part of Sunderland during 2003 and early 2004. It involved groups of local people, supported by the project team, researching their local mining history.

How was the Project funded?

There were a number of groups who funded this project; Durham County Council, the New Opportunities Fund (NOF), the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), European Social Fund (ESF), and the North East Museums Libraries & Archives Council (NEMLAC).

Local History Courses

There were three Local History courses developed by the Durham Miner Project team and were available at venues throughout the County. Everyone was welcome to participate and best of all, it was free! The courses were self guided although the Durham Miner Project Team was close at hand to offer support if required. Each course lasted approximately six weeks and resulted in a recognised, accredited qualification.