Mining image from Mandy Norman
A Community Changed
by Mandy Norman
My grandfather was killed in the William Pit disaster of 1947 ...
What's your story about?
The community I came from was a coal-mining community. As the pits were closed, the community changed. Great losses were felt for a long time.
Why did you choose to tell this story?
It has a major impact on my life, and my background was coal-mining. All my relations worked in the pits and my Granda was killed in the last big disaster of Whitehaven that affected the community.
Please tell us about yourself.
I work as a performing artist / tutor and have just set up a new heritage drama/community theatre company. I regularly do heritage/historical workshops in schools and worth with a cross section of community groups. I also like drama as a therapy and am studying further in this field at the moment.
What was the experience of making your digital story like?
Great - interesting, fun and exciting.
last updated: 22/05/2008 at 14:33