Two groups of environmental protestors were united after more than 30 years, as funds were transferred to help a fight against plans for opencast mining.
Around £350 was handed over from the original Druridge Bay Campaign group, which was set up in the 1980s and successfully helped to prevent the building of a nuclear power station in the area.
Libby Paxton, from Morpeth, who was a member of the group, arranged the handover of funds to the recently-formed Save Druridge group, which is fighting a proposal by Banks Mining for a surface mine, earmarked for the south-east of Widdrington and near to Druridge Bay.
The company is proposing to extract up to five million tonnes of coal over an eight-to-10-year period, starting in 2016.
A planning application for the Highthorn scheme is due to be submitted later in the year. Lynne Gargett, of the Save Druridge group, said: “This is a significant amount of money and will enable us to produce materials that we can hand out at public events to raise awareness.”