The History of Haswell

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    "Haswell village is situated in County Durham, England, and lies east of the city of Durham. It was the home of the worlds first coal mine as we know it, being the first in the world with a steel cable down its shaft. This revolutionised the coal mining industry. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Haswell like this: "HASWELL, a township in Easington parish, Durhamshire; on the Durham and Sunderland railway, 6½ miles E by N of Durham. It includes the hamlets of High H., Low H., and H. Moor; it is partly within the chapelry of Shotton, sometimes called Shotton with Haswell; and it has a station on the railway..."
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