History of Herrington Country Park

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    By Ian Flaws. "Herrington Country Park was once the site of Herrington Colliery, which closed in 1985. By that time the colliery waste heap was the largest in the North East at some 11,000,000 cu. M. of shale, and blighted the lives of the local communities. Cast in the shadow of Penshaw monument it was transformed into what we believe is the premier park of the northeast and covers almost 200 hectares...."
  • Owner

    Pictures of England.com
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    Link: http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Tyne_&_Wear/Houghton_le_Spring/Herrington_Country_Park/history
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 5 years, 11 months ago
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