Mining


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The World We Saw (1947)

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Miner working underground - Settlingstones Witherite Mine, Northumberland

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Underground working at Settlingstones Witherite Mine, Northumberland

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Stanley Pit Disaster - Miner Bob Harrison

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Old Coal Tub outside the new Beamish Lamp Cabin

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New Lamp Cabin at Beamish Museum

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Conveyor Belt - Settlingstones Witherite Mine, Northumberland

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Two Miners - Wearmouth Colliery

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Caged Miners

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Jonty Lambert - Stanley miner

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048093:Miners Cottages Dunn Street Coxlodge Unknown 1950's

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Lamp Room - Wearmouth Colliery

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Headstock for Settlingstones Witherite Mine, Northumberland

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West Stanley Pit Disaster - scene at the pit head

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West Stanley Colliery Explosion poster

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Dawdon Colliery Modernisation - new washery plant.

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Dawdon Colliery Modernisation - Castelreagh Tower winder

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The Gin Pit in the Beamish Georgian landscape

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Old King Coal - Celebrating North East Mining

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038253:Westoe Colliery, South Shields c.1965

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Easington Colliery Disaster - crowd waiting for news

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Underground Tunnelling machine, Murton Colliery - 1970s.

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Pit ponies and handlers, Murton Colliery - 1970s

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A Fitting Tribute to the Felling Pit Disaster

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The Felling Colliery Banner

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Man carrier in underground roadway, Murton Colliery

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Tunnelling machine in underground roadway, Murton Colliery

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Pit ponies in underground stables, Murton Colliery

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Two rescuers of the West Stanley Pit disaster

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Stanley (Burns) Pit Disaster Memorial Poster

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Stanley Pit Disaster - mass grave

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NEW PITHEAD BATHS OPENED (aka SEAHAM HARBOUR)

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Fishburn, Co Durham, U.K.

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Dunston Staiths
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Dunston Staiths
- Overview About Dunston Staiths Timeline Map Street View "Dunston Staiths on the River Tyne is believed to be the largest timber structure in Europe, at its height, 5.5m tonnes of ...
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Blanchland: Shildon lead mine engine house

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Waggonways
- "In the early 1600s a Nottinghamshire businessman called Huntingdon Beaumont came to Northumberland and laid rails from collieries near Blyth to a shipping point on the coast. His waggonway used ...
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Tanfield Moor Colliery
- 1768 - 1948

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East Tanfield Colliery
- 1844 - 1965

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Embleton Quarry (Whinstone)

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Burnopfield Colliery
- 1742 - 1968

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Brancepeth Colliery
- 1840 - 1967

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South Derwent Colliery
- Annfield Plain, 1860s - ?

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Morrison Busty Colliery
- Annfield Plain, 1927 - 1973

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Heworth Colliery
- 1700's - 1963

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Springwell Colliery (1) 1904

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Mickley Colliery

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Esh Colliery (1866-1968)

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Ushaw Moor Colliery (1865-1960)

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Langley Park Colliery (1873-1975)

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Hill Top Harvey Colliery (1860s-1951)

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Shincliffe Colliery (1839-1875)

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Cramlington Colliery

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Elemore Colliery (1827 - 1974)

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South Birtley Colliery

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Belmont Colliery (1836-c1872)

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Broomside Colliery (c1834-1890)

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Clara Vale Colliery (1893-1966)

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Wheatley Hill Colliery (1869 - 1968)

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Eston Ironstone Mine (1850-1949)
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Eston Ironstone Mine (1850-1949)
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Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum
- Overview Map The museum was founded in 1983 by volunteers to preserve the remains of the ironstone mining industry, which had once formed the basis of Cleveland’s growth & prosperity ...
Skinningrove Ironstone Mine (1848-1958)
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Skinningrove Ironstone Mine (1848-1958)
- The ironstone mine at Skinningrove (also known as Loftus mine) was opened on 7th August 1848, producing ironstone for shipment by sea to Bolckow and Vaughan’s Witton Park ironworks[1]. The mine's ...
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Scotswood Delaval Drift, Scotswood Road

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065142:Church Pit Wallsend 1830s

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Crook Colliery
- 1860s - 1923

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Seghill Colliery
- Details of Seghill Colliery opened in1824 and closed on 28th Sep 1962.

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Horden Colliery (1900 - 1987)
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Horden Colliery (1900 - 1987)
- Overview About Horden Colliery Horden Colliery, which was sunk in 1900 by Horden Collieries Ltd to mine undersea coal seams, was located in Horden, County Durham. On the 9th May 1930, ...
Blackhall Colliery (1909 - 1981)
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Blackhall Colliery (1909 - 1981)
- Blackhall Colliery was sunk in 1909 by Horden Collieries Ltd., the company which owned the nearby Horden Colliery. Blackhall Colliery began drawing coal in 1914 and was producing 3,350 tons ...
Chopwell Collierly (1781 - 1966)
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Chopwell Collierly (1781 - 1966)
- Chopwell Collierly opened in 1781, owned by Marquis of Bute (though coal had been worked in Chopwell since the 14th century). In 1890 the colliery was taken over by the ...
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Wingate Grange Colliery (1839 - 1962)
- Wingate Grange Colliery in Wingate was sunk in 1839 by Lord Howden & Partners. In 1894 the colliery was producing 900 tons of coal per dayand employed 700 men and ...
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Image taken from page 8 of 'An Account of the Mining Districts of Alston Moor, Weardale and Teesdale ... comprising descriptive sketches of the scenery, antiquities, geology and mining operations in the upper dales of the rivers Tyne, Wear, and Tees'

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Hall Pit, Fatfield
- 28th Sep 1813, Explosion, 32 lives lost NZ289545

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Fatfield Colliery
- 18th Aug 1708, Explosion, 69 lives lost other disasters noted

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Harraton Colliery (bef. 1795 - 1965)
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Victoria Garesfield Colliery
- Detailted information about the colliery. Opened: 1870 Closed: 13 Jul 1962...

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Plan of the rivers Tyne and Wear with the collieries, wagonways and staiths, thereon, and the principal roads and villages, 1807

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Pit Closure Rally

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Choppington Colliery (1857 - 1966)
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Choppington Colliery (1857 - 1966)
Colliery, Shotton Colliery (1840-1972)
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Colliery, Shotton Colliery (1840-1972)
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Gordon House Colliery (1893 - 1962)

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Scremerston Colliery ( - 1944)
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Scremerston Colliery ( - 1944)
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West Pelton Colliery (1858 - 1921)
- West Pelton Colliery opened in 1858 and was one of a number of local collieries run by James Joicey & Co. There were a number of pits and shafts associated with ...
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Barrington Colliery (1821 - c1948)
- Barrington was a small mining village made up of a few rows of terraced houses, located between Bedlington and Choppington, in Northumberland. The houses were built for miners and their ...
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Stargate Colliery (c.1800 - 1963)
- Stargate Colliery, in Stargate, near Ryton, was opened in 1800 by the Dunns of Stella Hall.[1] It was one of a number of local collieries run by the Stella Coal ...
South Hetton Colliery (1833 - 1982)
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South Hetton Colliery (1833 - 1982)
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Netherton Colliery (c.1818 - 1974)
- The sinking of Netherton Colliery, to the west of Bedlington, began in 1818.[1] There were 4 pits sunk during the 19th century (Hall Pit, Howard Pit, Leveson Pit, and New ...
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Urpeth Colliery (1835 - 1957)
- Sinking of Urpeth Colliery, also known as Low Urpeth Colliery, began in c.1831. However, there had been coal mining in the area for many years; boring operations were in recorded ...
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Burnopfield Colliery (1725 - 1968)
- Burnopfield Colliery (also known as Hobson Colliery or Hobson Pit) was first sunk in c.1725[1] (another source indicates it opened in 1742)[2]. The colliery gave rise to the pit village ...
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Cornsay Colliery (colliery)
- The colliery opened in 1868 and consisted of a number of drift mines: Chapelflat Drift, Colpike Drift, Ford Drift, High Drift, and Low Drift. The drift mines ran sideways into ...
Cornsay Colliery (village), County Durham
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Cornsay Colliery (village), County Durham
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Roddymoor Colliery (1844 - 1963)
- The first pit of Roddymoor Colliery was sunk in 1844, near Roddymoor, to the north of Crook in County Durham. It was also known as 'Pease's West Colliery' (in the ...
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Auckland Park Colliery (1864 - 1946)
- Auckland Park Colliery was formed in 1864, when Machine Pit of Black Boy Colliery was renamed Auckland Park Colliery. Later 'North Pit' and 'South Pit' were developed as part of ...
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South Church Drift

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Elemore Colliery (1827 - 1974)
Bowburn Colliery (1906-1967)
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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 ...
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Sherburn Hill Colliery (1835 - 1965)
- Sherburn Hill Colliery opened in 1835, owned then by the Earl of Durham. By the 1890's it was owned by Lambton Collieries Ltd, and the pit employed 300 men and ...
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Stanley Cottage Drift Mine
- The drift mine opened in 1955. Working the Harvey seam, there were 184 people employed at the mine in 1964 (158 working below ground, 26 on the surface).[1] Stanley Cottage ...
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Wooley Colliery, Stanley Crook
- Wooley Colliery, near Stanley Crook was recorded as being owned by Joseph Pease & Partners in the 1860s. In 1948 there were 685 people employed at the collier (581 working below ground ...
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Durham Coal Mining

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Mining News, 1970's - Film 7515

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Coal trains in the North East of England, 1967

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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 ...
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NCB Training film

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coal machinery at Work 1940 - 1990

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Coal Mining the Modern Way: Newcastle, 1957

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Mining Review, 1970's - Film 17933

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Durham Coal Mining 2 of 5 - Arcadia Cinema Spennymoor

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Durham Coal Mining 3 of 5 Postcards Of The Durham Coalfield

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Durham Coal Mining 1 of 5 - Tivoli Cinema Spennymoor

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Durham Coal Mining 4 of 5 - County Durham

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Hawthorn Coke Works

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Monkton Colliery, County Durham
Hebburn Colliery (1792 - 1932)
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Hebburn Colliery (1792 - 1932)
- Hebburn Colliery was established in 1792, though there had been smaller scale coal mining in the Hebburn area for at least 200 years. From the 1890s the colliery was owned ...
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Fawdon Colliery
- The sinking of 'A' Pit of Fawdon Colliery begain in March 1810, reaching the High Main coal seam in May, 1811, at a depth of about 89 metres. 'B' Pit ...
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Burt Hall, Northumbria University
- Overview Map Street View Burt Hall is located on Northumberland Road on the Newcastle campus of Northumbria University. It was originally built in 1895 by John W. Dyson for the ...
Thomas Burt (1837-1922)
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Thomas Burt (1837-1922)
- Overview About Thomas Burt Thomas Burt was born near Backworth in 1837; at age 10 he began working at Haswell Pit as a trapper boy. He went on to be ...
Randolph Colliery (1893 - 1962)
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Randolph Colliery (1893 - 1962)
- Randolph Colliery, near Evenwood in County Durham, opened in 1893. At its peak, in 1914, there were 1,039 people employed at the colliery (782 working below ground and 257 on the ...
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North Walbottle Colliery (1892 - 1968)
- The sinking of 'Old Fred Pit' started in 1891, and North Walbottle Colliery was opened in 1892. 'Betty Pit' opened in 1893 and 'Mary Pit' opened in 1894. Coal from ...
Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
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Seaton Burn Colliery (1844 - 1965)
- Seaton Burn Colliery opened by the Grand Allies c.1844. By 1852 it was owned by John Bowes & Co. and from 1938 by Hartley Main Collieries Ltd. At its peak ...
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Harton Colliery (1841 - 1969)
- The sinking of Harton Colliery began on the 10th of May, 1841. It reached the Bensham coal seam on the 10th July, 1844, reaching a depth of 1,290 ft., being the ...
Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
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Blaydon Burn Colliery (1850s - 1956)
- Blaydon Burn Colliery was established in the 1850s, owned by Joseph Cowen. By the 1890s the colliery was producing about 100,000 tons of coal per year, transported by rail to be ...
Haig Colliery (1914 - 1986)
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Haig Colliery (1914 - 1986)
Saltom Pit, Whitehaven
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Saltom Pit, Whitehaven
- Saltom Pit was the first undersea coal mine in Cumbria, which operated between 1729-1848. The pit head was located on the Saltom Bay cliffs near Whitehaven.  The mines reached up to ...
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Wideopen Colliery
- The sinking of Wideopen Colliery began in 1825 and production stated in 1827 after reaching the High Main coal seam at a depth of about 146 metres. Coal from Wideopen was transported ...
Huntcliff Ironstone Mine, nr Brotton
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Huntcliff Ironstone Mine, nr Brotton
- Overview Map Street View Inside Huntcliffe Mine, near the cliffs about 1 mile north-east of Brotton, was opened by Bell Bros., Ltd.in 1871 (nearby Cliff Mines had been opened by ...
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St Lawrence Colliery (c1831 - c1934)
- Also known as Mushroom Colliery. The mine reached the Low Main coal seam on the 7th of August 1833. This was one of the first colleries to introduce a system ...
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Hesleyhurst Drift Mine
- Hesleyhurst Drift Mine was owned by Wards Hill Colliery Ltd. in the 1950s, and employed just 10 people in 1953.[1] 
Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968)
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Hodbarrow Iron Ore Mines (1850 - 1968)
- The first of the Hodbarrow iron ore (red hematite) mines, located between the village of Holborn Hill and the seashore at Hodbarrow, Cumbria, opened in c.1850. At that time Millom ...
St. Hilda's Colliery (1810 - 1940)
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St. Hilda's Colliery (1810 - 1940)
- St. Hilda's Colliery in High Shields was established by Simon Temple and produced its first coal on the 23rd of April 1810. By 1922 St. Hilda's Wagonway was built to ...
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Clara Vale Colliery (1893 - 1966)
- Clara Vale Colliery was establised in the township of Crawcrook in July 1893. It was owned by the Stella Coal Company. Housing was built for the miners and their families, ...
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Havannah Drift Mine
- Havannah Drift Mine, located to the west of Hazelrigg, was opened in February 1950 by the National Coal Board (N.C.B.). By 1970 there were 870 people employed at the mine (753 ...
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Hazlerigg Colliery (1892 - 1964)
- Hazlerigg Colliery opened in 1892 under the ownership of the Burradon & Coxlodge Coal Co. By 1902 there were 1,010 prople employed at the colliery (826 working below ground and ...
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Plashetts Colliery
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Newsham Colliery
- Hannah Pit of Newsham Colliery was sunk in 1860 to the Low Main seam, recorded as a depth of 99 fathoms (181m).[1]
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Ferneybeds Colliery (1910 - 1924)
- Ferneybeds Colliery, near Widdrington Station in Northumberland, opened in 1910. It was owned by the Widdrington Coal Co. Ltd. By 1914 there were 278 people employed at the colliery (237 ...
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Kibblesworth Colliery (1842 - 1974)
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Stormont Main Colliery
- Also known as King Pit, Wrekenton
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Longwitton Colliery
- Longwitton Colliery was located to the north-west of Longwitton, near Hill Top. In the 1880's the colliery was reccorded as being run by Longwitton & Greenleighton Coal & Lime Co. ...
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Whitwell Colliery (1836 - 1875)
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Deaf Hill Colliery (c.1873 - 1967)
- Deaf Hill Colliery opended in c.1873. By 1877 it was recorded as being owned by the Trimdon Coal Company. At it's peak level of employment in 1930 there were 1,084 working ...
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Weetslade Colliery (1903 - 1966)
- The sinking of Weetslade Colliery began on the 6th of August 1900 and the colliery opened in c.1903. Weetslade had workings connected with the nearby Burradon Colliery, though the two ...

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