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The Mining Art Gallery at Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland will present a temporary exhibition – The Bevin Boys: War’s Forgotten Workforce – until September 30, 2018.

Focusing on art by four former Bevin Boys, Ted Holloway, Tom McGuinness, David McClure and John Tipton, the exhibition commemorates 75 years since the Bevin Boys scheme began. It also marks the 10-year anniversary of the Bevin Boys’ formal acknowledgment by the UK government.

In 2008, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown awarded commemorative badges to 27 men who were conscripted to work as miners during the Second World War.

The title of the gallery’s new temporary exhibition, The Bevin Boys: War’s

Forgotten Workforce, takes its name from the group of men who were conscripted to work in coal mines during the Second World War.

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To find out more call 01388 743750.


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