Wylam Colliery


"John Blackett (1712-1779) established coal mining and Wylam Colliery in the township in the mid 18th century. The waggonway connecting the colliey to the River Tyne at Lemington was built in 1748 and the colliery continued to flourish until about 1870....The Blackett family were keenly involved in the development of steam power for the improvement of coal transportation...." (Grace's Guide: British Industrial History)
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Wylam Colliery

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Puffing Billy at Pockerley Waggonway, Beamish Museum

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Painting of Timothy Hackworth
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Lemington Staiths and Lemington Gut
- "As part of my research for the Puffing Billy Festival this summer I decided to see what I could find out about the eastern end of the Wylam Waggonway. This ...

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Wylam Wagonway
- A 5 mile waggonway built in 1748 to transport coal from Wylam Colliery to staiths at Lemington for shipping down the Tyne. It was originally built with timber rails, which ...
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Wylam Dilly circa 1862
- Photo 1850s; "Although the Blackett family were the colliery owners, the engineer of the locomotives is now recognised as William Hedley, with the assistantance of Timothy Hackworth and Jonathan Forster ...

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Pat Thomson
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William Hedley
- Public domain image (copyright expired). "Painting from 1808 (online found at http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/hedley.htm"

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