Builder's donation is sweet music to brass band

A regional housebuilder has gifted £1,000 to help celebrate the mining heritage of a local community.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 3:07 pm
Easington Colliery Brass Band has received a £1,000 donation from Persimmon Homes Durham.

Easington Colliery Brass Band received the donation from Persimmon Homes Durham as part of its year-long initiative to support communities.

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In an effort to preserve the northern heritage of the brass band’s association with mining traditions, the money will be used to buy new uniforms.

The band, which established itself in 1915, is preparing to play at concerts around the North East and Yorkshire to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the colliery disaster.