TECH TALK: Akaso Action Camera V50 Pro

First it was the GoPro. Since the commercial launch of the first-person point of view video which made GoPro a household name, action cameras have grown in popularity among outdoorsy types who want to capture and share their adventures and relive their thrill-seeking experiences.
Grieving widow: Mrs Clarissa Scargill (seated left) who lost her husband, Robert, aged 40, and only son, Rufus, aged 14, in the terrible tragedy. The death of young Rufus meant that this particular line of the Scargill family ended on that day. Clarissa was left to raise six daughters on her own. She is pictured with five of them. Sarah, also pictured seated, Olive, Ethel, Linda and Tessa. The picture was kindly loaned to me 20 years ago by her grandson Herbert Oldroyd, whose mother, Linda, is pictured on the far left

The Nostalgia column with Margaret Watson

Of the 147 miners who went down Combs Pit, Thornhill, on July 4, 1893, the day of one of the worst colliery disasters in history, only eight came out alive – and one of those died shortly afterwards.

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