Bowburn Colliery (1906-1967)


The sinking of Bowburn Colliery began on the 23rd July 1906, by Bell Brothers Ltd, ironmasters of Middlesbrough, and also the owners of Tursdale Colliery. The sinking of Bowburn Colliery began after a ceremonial sod was cut by Gertrude Bell, the noted explorer and daughter of Sir Hugh Bell, chairman of Bell Bros. Ltd. Coal production began on the 7th June, 1908. By 1930 there were 724 men and boys employed at the colliery. In 1931, Tursdale Colliery stopped drawing coal and was merged with Bowburn.[1] In 1955 there were 2,318 employed at Bowburn Colliery (1,770 working below ground and 548 working above ground).[2] Bowburn Colliery closed on the 22nd July 1967.

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Bowburn Colliery
- Information about Bowburn Colliery, including employment stats and list of those killed in mining accidents.

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Bowburn Colliery (1906-1967)
- "In October 1905, the directors of Bell Brothers Ltd authorised Addison Langhorne Steavenson, their Agent, to take steps towards sinking a pit north of their colliery at Tursdale, to exploit ...

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Bowburn Colliery Tub
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WH Geldart - 9th Lancers - Bowburn Collieryn)

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Edward Cooper, Bowburn Colliery, killed

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William Foster - 8th Yorks - Bowburn Colliery (Missing)

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William Hall - ?th E Yorks - Bowburn Colliery (Missing)

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2007 Durham Gala The Bowburn March

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2008 Durham Miners Gala Part 10

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Bowburn Hall Hotel

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Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)
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Gertrude Bell (1868-1926)
- Links with the NE Life and Times Gertrude Bell was an archaeologist, a linguist, traveller, and the greatest woman mountaineer of her age. She played a major role in establishing ...
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Bowburn Colliery ‐ a brief history
- by Mike Syer "Bowburn Colliery was originally owned by Bell Bros. Ltd. Ironmasters of Middlesbrough. They already owned Tursdale Colliery and began by buying farms in the area that came ...

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Tursdale Colliery (1854 - 1931/67)
- The colliery at Tursdale was sunk in 1854 and was owned by Bell Brothers Ltd, ironmasters of Middlesbrough. By 1914 there were 867 people employed at Tursdale Colliery (602 working below ground and ...
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