Descriptionon 18th June 1835 there was an explosion at Wallsend Colliery that killed 102 men and boys happened 150 meters below ground, Some miners were killed by the force of the blast, or badly burnt, but others were trapped because the shaft at Church Pit was blocked and they were suffocated by the gas.Most bodies were found by 25th June, but one young boy was trapper had been buried under a fall of stone and was not found until 11th August.The dead were buried in an unmarked grave in St Peter's church yard.today there is no stone or plage in grave yard you think there would put one up. On Monday, June 22nd 1835 an inquest into accident was done by 27th, the Verdict Accidental death. no pay out was given to people left . the land has gone back to nature some of the old buildings were pulled down in late 1960s the two shafs in grownd are whats left the site has know been changed with fencing around it now and is a storage yard for Nexus which runs tyneside Metro.
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