"A Way To The Better"
By Robert McManners
and Gillian Wales.
"This book presents an opportunity to record the history, contextualise
the background, and explore the legacy of the Spennymoor Settlement."
"The Spennymoor Settlement proffered enlightenment - an
enlightenment which was to be the catalyst for artists of the calibre
of Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness and a writer as talented as Sid
Chaplin to realise their full potential..."
imagine what my life would have been like without the influence of the
Settlment: and I think most other members would say the same. Values,
crying out to be passed on, were instilled making life meaningful and
challenging. Who could ask for more." ~Arnold
"There's a univerality of creative art which defies time and place." ~Norman Cornish~
"I find it difficult to express myself in words. That's why I paint. I
put my feelings into my paintings and my art mirrors my life in the
mining community." ~Tom
The book can be bought from the Spennymoor Settlement for £12, or
limited edition hardback for £16