Blucher Methodist Church, Blucher Colliery Road

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    "The Blucher and Duke Pits, part of Walbottle Colliery, were either renamed or sunk in 1815, celebrating two victorious generals of Waterloo, Wellington and Blücher. Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819) was a Prussian field marshal. Blucher pit was reopened in 1938 and finally closed in 1956. The village of Blucher grew around the pit. Blücher was also the name of an unsuccessful early railway locomotive built in 1814 by George Stephenson for Killingworth Colliery"
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 3 months ago
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