Miner's happy memories jogged by new club banner

Miner's happy memories jogged by new club banner

A former miner from Washington was taken on a happy trip down memory lane by a specially made banner.

The Usworth Miner's Banner was paraded for the first time last week before being taken to Durham Cathedral for a blessing, reports the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

Having found out that 102-year-old Bob Scorer, a resident of the Springvale Court Care Home in Wrekenton, was the oldest surviving pitman from Usworth, he was invited to get a sneak preview of the banner ahead of its first public outing.

Mr Scorer was very pleased to see the banner, saying that it brought back happy memories of his friends, as well as the club where he took his partner.

Mary Smail, who works at the care home, told the publication: "He was over the moon. As soon as he saw the banner he recognised it and he remembered the club.

"He said it was where he used to dance with his wife."

Springvale Court Care Home provides residential care alongside specialist dementia provision in its Memory Lane Community.

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