Willington, County Durham facts for kids
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Like many communities in the area Willington's economy was largely based on coal mining. The closure of the colliery in 1967 therefore affected the local economy badly and, in common with many former mining communities, Willington has struggled to recover.
Although a handful of job opportunities remain within the village limits, work for many residents is now located outside the village, and Willington functions largely as a satellite town for Bishop Auckland and Durham.
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