Under the Fields of Heaton: Snowdrops


The 75 men and boys of the Heaton Main Mining Disaster remained trapped under ground from 3rd May 1815 until March 1816.

We invite you to plant some snowdrop bulbs (in the green) in a special place in Heaton / the Ouseburn Valley on or before the 3rd of May 2015. Tell us where they’re planted and we’ll put the site on our map.

We hope for 75 sites in our area!

The snow drops will help us remember the end of the miners’ entrapment and burial in St. Peter’s Churchyard, Wallsend.