Wallsend Colliery (1778 - 1935)


Wallsend Colliery consisted of 7 pits and was active between 1778 and 1935. The high main coal seam was nearly six feet thick and the term "Wallsend coal" was at one time widely used reflecting the rich seam and prosperity for the mine owners.[1] In the 1820's the pits became incorporated as 'Russell's Colliery'. this later became The Wallsend and Hebburn Coal Company Ltd. John Buddle, the famous mining and railway engineer, was manager of the colliery for a few years from 1806. Buddle improved mining ventilation and helped develop the Davy Lamp. There was a major disaster at Wallsend Colliery on the 18th June 1835 when an explosion led to the deaths of 102 men and boys, the youngest being just 8 years old. The dead were buried in the churchyard of St Peter's Church.
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Wallsend Colliery
- also known as Russell's Wallsend. Opened before 1782

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Airshaft, Wallesnd Colliery
- Image from TE. Forster, 'Historical notes on Wallsend Colliery', published 1898. Image is public domain (the author deceased over 70 years ago).

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C Pit, Wallsend Colliery
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Church or G Pit, Wallsend Colliery
- Image from TE. Forster, 'Historical notes on Wallsend Colliery', published 1898. Image is public domain (the author deceased over 70 years ago).

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Coal Drops, Wallsend Colliery
- Image from TE. Forster, 'Historical notes on Wallsend Colliery', published 1898. Image is public domain (the author deceased over 70 years ago).

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Remains of Wallsend Colliery

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Remains of Wallsend Colliery

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Wallsend colliery. G, pit

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John Buddle (1773-1843)
- Overview About John Buddle John Buddle was born in West Keyo, County Durham in 1773; he went on to become a prominent mining engineer and entrepreneur and known locally as ...
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Wallsend
- Overview History Timeline Map Street View Wallsend is an area of North Tyneside situated just over 3 miles East of Newcastle on the North banks of the River Tyne. It's ...

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