A Big Night Out to Celebrate Heaton’s Past, Saturday 2nd May 7.30pm

200 people turned out to see a stunning musical programme on the Anniversary Eve. Heaton Voices on fine form singing a set including ‘Byker Hill’, ‘The Colliers’ Rant’, and ‘Let There be Diamonds’; Johnny Handle charmed the audience with tales from his own colliery experience, poems and songs climaxing with an emotive delivery of his new song ‘Under the Fields of Heaton’; and Richard Scott led ‘Appletwig Songbook’ on their first gig with the new line up and sounding so tight that they might be on the last night of a major tour. Richard’s self penned songs, including  ‘Monday Morning’, ‘They All Went Down Together’, and ‘When Coal Was King’ featured amongst material from Tommy Armstrong, Alex Glasgow and Ed Pickford.

DSC02470 DSC02478 DSC02480