Philadelphia, Tyne and Wear


Philadelphia is a village near Newbottle within the metropolitan area of the City of Sunderland. It grew as a mining village and was named by a local colliery owner after Philadelphia in North America, when the city was captured by the British army during the American War of Independence.  

Philadelphia is a village in Tyne and Wear, England. It lies on the A182 road between Newbottle and Shiney Row.

History

Unlike nearby Washington, it post-dates its namesake in the United States, being named during the American Revolutionary War by a local colliery owner to commemorate the British capture of the city. The village cricket field is named "Bunker Hill", after another famous battle in that war.

Philadelphia was the place of the 1815 Philadelphia train accident, the explosion of the boiler of an early steam locomotive. The number of deaths (16, other sources state 13) was the highest in a railway accident until 1842.

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Newbottle Colliery (1774-1956)
- Also known as Neasham's Main Colliery

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Tyne and Wear HER(3122): Philadelphia Works
- "To serve the Lambton Railway and to carry out repairs for collieries the "Earl of Durham's Engine Works", later better known as the "Lambton Engine Works" was gradually erected ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(5107): Philadelphia, Generating Station
- "Temporary power station was opened at Philadelphia by the Sunderland District Electric Tramways Ltd in 1905, beside their tramway depot. In 1906 a permanent station had been built by the ...

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No 29 ready for duty at Philadelphia NCB shed

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Former railway sheds, Philadelphia near Washington

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Philadelphia Spiritualist Church

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LCF Sheriff - 6th DLI - Philadelphia (Killed)

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EW Johnstone - RFA - Philadelphia (Died of wounds)

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Pit marker stone, Philadelphia near Washington

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Railway path, Philadelphia near Washington

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Former bus depot, Philadelphia near Washington

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Former bus depot, Philadelphia near Washington

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Former railway sheds, Philadelphia near Washington

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Memorial plaque, Philadelphia

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Public Footpath

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Coal train at Philadelphia.

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