Montagu Main Colliery (1750-1959)


Montagu Main Colliery was located near Denton Burn, Scotswood and opened in 1750. From the 1860's it was owned by William Benson, later William Benson & Sons Ltd, up to nationalisation in 1947. The main pits were View Pit, Caroline Pit, and Francis Pit. At its peak level of employment in 1914 there were 1,359 people working at Montagu Main Colliery (1,164 working below ground, and 195 on the surface).[1] On the 30th March 1925 there was a disaster at the Montagu Main Colliery when 38 men and boys were killed by an inrush of water from the nearby abandoned Paradise Pit. Montagu Main Colliery closed on the 13th of November, 1959. The former Miner's Welfare associated with the colliery is now the Denton Burn Community Centre.

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Montagu Main Colliery

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Montagu Pit Disaster Memorial Elswick Cemetery Newcastle

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Montagu pit disaster: How 38 men and boys died in a Tyneside tragedy - this week in 1925
- Article by By David Morton, Chronicle, 30th March 2015.

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Yesterday, Today, Forever

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'Yesterday, Today, Forever', Fowberry Road, Scotswood

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Site of former Montague Colliery, Denton Burn

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Denton Burn Community Centre

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Caroline Pit Cottages

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Tyne and Wear HER(4289): East Denton, Montague Main Colliery (Caroline Pit)
- "Montague Colliery was opened in 1750 by William Benson, closed 1959. The Mickley Coal Company utilised part of Kitty's Drift (underground railway, HER 6959) in the 1930s to take ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(4059): Scotswood, Montague Colliery, View Pit
- "Montague Colliery, opened 1750, closed 1959. Opened by William Benson, then owned by William Benson & Sons and from 1947, The National Coal Board. See also HER 4289 (Caroline Pit). On ...

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