Felling Colliery Disaster Remembered at Beamish

  • Description

    Two hundred years ago on 25 May 1812 at 11:30am 92 men and boys, died in an explosion at John Pit in the Felling, Gateshead. This was a major mining tragedy in the community and a disaster of great historical importance, as it brought about the design of a number of miners’ safety lamps. To mark this event, the Felling Activity Project Group – led by community members - is planning a range of events and activities that will culminate in a two day event on May 25th and 26th. Read more on http://www.beamish.org.uk/felling-pit-disaster-200th-anniversary/" >our website Photograph Courtesy of Colin Slater, one of the Friends of Beamish.
  • Owner

    Beamish Museum
  • Source

    Beamish (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/36275059@N02/7302512516/
    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 8 years, 6 months ago
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