Description"The beach got its name from Seaham Chemical Works which occupied a nearby site in the 1860s. By the 1890s, both it, and Seaham Iron Works, former occupier of the Dawdon Colliery site at Nose's Point, were marked on the OS map as 'disused'. Seaham and Londonderry Bottle Works further north making glass from beach sand and local coal stayed in business much longer. The wooden piles, visible in the surf beyond the stack were supports for a rail track used by wagons for tipping mine waste from Dawdon Pit into the sea. Photo by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen is here http://www.amber-online.com/exhibitions/coal-coast/exhibits/dawdon-afternoon-24-october-2002" Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1540961
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2009-10-16