Wingate Grange Colliery (1839 - 1962)


Wingate Grange Colliery in Wingate was sunk in 1839 by Lord Howden & Partners. In 1894 the colliery was producing 900 tons of coal per dayand employed 700 men and boys. On the 14th of October 1906 an explosion in the colliery led to the death of 26 miners. By 1914 the Wingate Grange Colliery reached its highest number of employees: 1,486. The colliery temporarily closed during the 1930s recession; it reopened and by 1940 there were 1,412 people working there. The colliery closed on the 26th October 1962 with the loss of nearly 700 jobs.[1

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Wingate Grange Colliery
- Detailed information about the colliery.

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Wingate Colliery Disaster 1906
- Article by Marilyn Brown. "....the 1906 explosion that left its mark on the lives of the families and friends of the ones who lost their lives and also brought the ...

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Wingate Grange Colliery Disaster. Durham. 1906.
- by Hal Williams: "On the 14th. October 1906 an explosion led to the death of 26 miners. At the time of the explosion the colliery was ventilated by an exhausting ...

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