Stormont Main Colliery explosion, 1843


1843 (April 5) - An explosion of fire-damp took place at Stormont Main Colliery, Wreckenton, near Gateshead, the property of J Grace, esq., and Partners, by which twenty-seven men and boys lost their lives. It appeared that there had been much foul air in the pit for some days previous, and the men had been advised to use extreme care. A subscription was entered into for the widows and children left destitute by the calamity, and a considerable sum raised for their support.

From: Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed: With Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity, and Longevity. T. Fordyce, 1867

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Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed: With Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity, and Longevity (1867)
- T. Fordyce, 1867, Local Records; Or, Historical Register of Remarkable Events which Have Occurred in Northumberland and Durham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Berwick-upon-Tweed: With Biographical Notices of Deceased Persons of Talent, Eccentricity ...

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Stormont Main Colliery
- also known as King Pit, Wrekenton

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