Craghead Colliery (1839 - 1969)


Craghead Colliery, also known as Holmside Colliery, opened in 1839. The settlement and mining community at Craghead, in County Durham grew in association with the colliery. At its peak, in 1930 there were 2,137 people employed at Craghead Colliery (1,652 working below ground and 485 on the surface).[1] Craghead Colliery closed on the 11th April 1969, with the loss of 180 jobs at a time when the male unemployment rate in the Stanley area was already 7.5%[2].

from http://www.dmm.org.uk/colli...
Craghead Colliery
- also known as Holmside Colliery

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
craghead pit...1968 part 1 of 2

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
craghead pit 1968 part 2 of 2

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from Youtube (youtube)
Craghead Part 1

Pinned by Simon Cotterill
from http://hansard.millbanksyst...
Craghead Colliery (Closure) HC Deb 31 March 1969 vol 781 cc10-1
- House of Commons ".....It is estimated that about 180 men will become redundant 11 when Craghead Colliery closes. My local officers will do all they can to help these men ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from http://www.durhamintime.org...
Craghead – a short history
- Article by Jane Hatcher. "Craghead does not have a long history, being a village which grew up when collieries opened in the area. Early maps show the place‐name as ...

Added by
Simon Cotterill
from Flickr (flickr)
CRAGHEAD-LODGE

Pinned by Simon Cotterill

Comments

Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.

ABOUT US

Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.

LATEST SHARED RESOURCES