19th July 1819 - Sheriff Hill - Explosion

  • Description

    "A terrible accident occurred at Sheriff-hill colliery, near Gateshead. After the hewers had left work, an explosion of fire-damp took place, which unfortunately proved fatal to two men and thirty-three boys who happened to be in that part of the mine. This event occurred only half-an-hour before the pit was to have finished its day’s work...."
  • Owner

    Durham Mining Museum
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.dmm.org.uk/names/n1819-02.htm
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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