Author appeals for help with book

AN author is appealing for contributions to help with a book marking the 150th anniversary of a pit disaster.

Keith Armstrong, of Whitley Bay, is editing a book for North Tyneside Council about the Hartley Pit calamity of 1862.

He is looking for creative writing, artwork, photographs and historical documents.

Any contributions should be sent to Dr Armstrong, by the end of September.

They should be addressed to: Northern Voices Community Projects, 93 Woodburn Square, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 3JD.

Arrangements can also be made, if necessary, to collect material.