CHILDREN and volunteers are to create a garden in memory of miners who worked at a Wearside pit.

Teenagers from Emmanuel College, Gateshead, have chosen the memorial garden for ex-workers of Harraton Colliery, Washington, as their environmental project for this year.

It will be sited between Harraton Community Centre and play park and is due to open next year, with a caf and picnic area.

Bedding plants are being grown in the college's greenhouse, and RJB Mining has donated railway sleepers and a pit tub, which will feature in the garden's design.

Harraton Community Centre is collecting memorabilia for its local history project which goes on display in October