Seaham Colliery (1849-1988)


Seaham Colliery was a coal mine near Seaham in County Durham. Sinking of the first pit began on 13th April 1849 for the by the third Marquis of Londonderry. In the late 19th century the colliery was producing  between 2,500 and 2,800 tons of coal per day, which were shipped at Seaham Harbour and Sunderland Dock. The mine suffered an underground explosion on the 8th September, 1880, which resulted in the deaths of 164 men and boys. At it height, in 1914, the colliery employed 2,574 people below ground and 520 above ground.[1] The mine was nationalised in 1947 and in 1988 was merged with Vane Tempest colliery, and was closed by 1993.

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Seaham Colliery

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NEW PITHEAD BATHS OPENED (aka SEAHAM HARBOUR)

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - creeper to screens.

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - tub ways to coal processing plant.

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - plough clearing a roadway.

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Knack Pit - Seaham Colliery

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - Underground access route between levels.

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - generators.

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Robert Trotter - Seaham Colliery brakeman

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - No 1 shaft headgear.

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Coffee Pot locomotive and chaldron waggon at Seaham Harbour

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - tubs and cages underground.

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - herring bone roof supports.

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - Roadways

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Knack Pit, Seaham Colliery - underground landing and onsetter.

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Seaham
- Overview About Seaham Map Street View Seaham is a town on the east coast in County Durham. There has been settlement at Seaham since at least early medieval times; the ...
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Vane Tempest Colliery (1926-1993)
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Seaham Harbour
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Archibald Edmondson - RFA - Seaham Colliery

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Edward Smith - RAMC - Seaham Colliery

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Joseph Smith - RFA - Seaham Colliery

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Norman Smith - DLI - Seaham Colliery

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S Humphrey - RFA - Seaham Colliery (Wounded)

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Johanna Venner and family

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Third Marquess of Londonderry (1778 - 1854)
- Overview About the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry Third Marquess of Londonderry Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry (18 May 1778 – 6 March 1854), born Charles William Stewart and ...
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South of Seaham, County Durham. 3 million tons of colliery waste tipped yearly.

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  • Peter Smith on Aug. 3, 2017, 9:50 a.m.

    Did you know there was also a Seaham Colliery in Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia? The names clearly show the past links with migration from the North East of England.

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