Description"This area was the location of Dawdon Pit which mined coal deep below the North Sea. Founded in 1907 it was one of the most productive pits in the country. Waste from the pit was dumped directly into the sea over the cliffs at Nose's Point until it closed in 1991. The action of the sea and a project called 'Turning the Tide' has now cleaned up much of the coastline http://www.bbc.co.uk/wear/content/articles/2006/11/27/durham_coast_feature.shtml For photos of Dawdon Colliery, before the clean-up, explore here http://www.east-durham.co.uk/seaham/dawdoncolliery/pages/image/imagepage28.html A Durham Heritage Coast Education Pack giving details on many features of the geology, industry and history of this landscape can be found at http://www.durhamheritagecoast.org/dhc/usp.nsf/pws/Durham+Heritage+Coast+-+Kids+-+Teachers" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1538376
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2009-10-16