Burradon and Camperdown 
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Alan Carr-Who Do You Think You Are?
Alan Carr and the Who Do You Think You Are production team arrived in the village on Friday afternoon to film scenes at the Grey Horse Public House and Camperdown Social Club for the forthcoming television programme. 11 of Alan’s relatives perished in the Burradon Colliery Mining Disaster of 2nd March 1860 and the horrific story will be part of the programme.
Following the filming of the scenes in the Grey Horse, Alan emerged to be besieged by the children and young people from the local community who were desperate to meet him and obtain his autograph. Alan was happy to oblige and he spent an extended period signing autographs, posing for photographs and chatting to the gathered masses and despite his hectic and punishing schedule no one left unhappy.
Later, family, friends, retired miners and members of the community gathered in the T H Carr Lounge at Camperdown Club to meet Alan and to exchange stories of working in the colliery and reminisce about the village’s mining community.
Once again, Alan posed for photos, signed autographs and chatted to all those who had gathered that evening.
Although Alan is a popular television personality, he was an extremely kind and considerate and his approachable manner was appreciated by all that met and his abundance of charisma endeared him to all sections of the community.
To read the News Guardian article- click here
To view a clip about the pit disaster - click here
To read some comments on the programme - click here