Bowburn Colliery ‐ a brief history

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    by Mike Syer "Bowburn Colliery was originally owned by Bell Bros. Ltd. Ironmasters of Middlesbrough. They already owned Tursdale Colliery and began by buying farms in the area that came to be know as Bowburn with a view to sinking a new shaft as early as 1900 (the proposed shaft was originally referred to at the planning stage as “New Tursdale”). The shaft began to be sunk in 1906 and, after this was connected in the Harvey seam with a shaft sunk by Mr. Quelch of Bowburn House Farm, some fifty years earlier, which had failed to produce coals at the time, the first coals were drawn from Bowburn Colliery on 7th June 1908...."
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    Durham in Time
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