A bumper programme of family fun took place at the Northumberland Miners’ Picnic on Saturday (10 June) despite the weather!

The event at Woodhorn Museum began with the poignant Miners’ Memorial Service supported by Ashington Male Voice Choir and Ashington Colliery Band.

North East icons Lindisfarne opened the main stage at noon and played all of their hits including the classics Meet Me On The Corner and Run For Home (pictured).

Further musical entertainment followed from folk star Alistair Anderson, claw hammer banjo player Dan Walsh and local brass bands. The Eliot Smith Dance Company also performed its latest work Pitman, inspired by Woodhorn’s paintings by the Ashington Group. Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra closed the event in their own rockabilly style.

As well as the music and entertainment there was a wide variety of local food and crafts on sale as well as pop-up art workshops and street theatre.

The event was supported by Ashington Town Council and Northumberland County Council.