Former miners from Daw Mill Colliery in Warwickshire are holding a reunion - six weeks after the mine closed.
More than 100 former miners will hold their first annual gathering since the pit closed at the start of March following an undergound fire.
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Into the evening it will remain dry with the best of the clear spells in the west.
Some evening sunshine, although low cloud will spread from the coast into many areas early in the night.
Mr Parnell, from Sileby in Leicestershire, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary.