Monkton Coking Works (1936 - 1990)


Monkton Coking works, Mill Lane, Monkton - Hebburn. The coke works, were built by John Bowes and Partners Ltd in 1936. The works were nationalised in 1947 and came under the control of the National Coal Board. A major programme of extension and reconstruction took place in 1953-1956.[1] The works were decommissioned in 1990 and demolished 1992-1993. Today the site was redeveloped as a buisiness park and Monkton Community Woodland.

"Monkton Cokeworks was constructed in Hebburn, south of the Tyne, in 1936. It was the government’s response to the Jarrow Hunger March a few years earlier, when unemployed men from the region marched to London to highlight their plight. The pollution the cokeworks generated was considered to be the price of freedom and local employment during the war years. Despite the warnings of the Alkali Inspectorate, high density public housing was constructed in close proximity during the 1950s and 60s. As coke ovens have a limited life, the expectations of the new residents were that the plant would be closed rather than renewed. Unfortunately they were wrong...." (Wendy Le-Las)[2]

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Monkton's Coking Plant Final Oven Push

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Monkton coke works compilation

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Monkton Community Woodland
- The Land Trust "Despite covering only 10 hectares Monkton Community Woodland delivers significant benefits to the local community thanks to the Trust's involvement. The woodland is on part of ...

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Monkton Coking works, Mill Lane, Hebburn

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Steam driven compressor at Monkton Coking Works

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Monkton Coking Works, Hebburn

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Monkton Coking Works

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Slaying the Dragon: The Demise of Monkton Cokeworks
- Article by Wendy Le-Las. "By their very nature, environmental law cases often have a long and complex history, and their resolution can be a protracted affair. The following is an ...

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ONKTON COKE WORKS
- "Coke works, built in mid 1930s by John Bowes and Partners Limited. The works were nationalised in 1947 and came under control of the National Coal Board....."

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JOBS RISE FROM THE ASHES
- 22nd June, 2000. "A FLAME of hope for the future has been lit at a new £6m business park, which has risen from the ashes of a former industrial eyesore ...

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Jarrow Crusade, 1936
- Overview About the Jarrow Crusade The Jarrow Crusade (aka Jarrow March) was a protest against mass unemployment during the Great Depression. In 1934 the largest employer in Jarrow, Palmer's shipyard, closed ...

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