Northern Mines and Collieries

Northern Mines and Collieries This is the area page for all Mines and Collieries in the North of England.

Operating as usual

07/10/2020
Gillian

Anyone have any leads for Gillian, see post below

Hi there! I’m trying to find information about my maternal grandfather, Joseph Patterson, who was born and brought up in Leeholme and, I think, worked down the pit from the age of 12 (which would have been around 1918). I think he was the youngest of around 12 children - 10 boys and 2 girls. Joe left the area to join the army and never returned. It would be lovely to find out anything about him or his family, particularly for my Mum, who herself is now in her 80s!

Many thanks in advance.

02/08/2020
Leadgate (Bradley) opencast update by drone. August 2020

Old Bradley drift mine workings exposed in the opencast

As the last of the coal is being excavated, more old underground workings are exposed, pillar and room and even a tunnel leading to the Hutton workings in Br...

Eden Colliery
18/07/2020

Eden Colliery

20+ posts scheduled for during the event

There will also be some pictures of an event happening tomorrow that due to current situation cannot be published in advance

We hope that as many of you as possible will enjoy looking at the posts and may want to comment or even post pics or memories of your own

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https://www.facebook.com/events/610506672877633/

A collection of many miners lodge banners and various Parades such as Durham Big Meeting If you would like a banner phot...
16/07/2020

A collection of many miners lodge banners and various Parades such as Durham Big Meeting

If you would like a banner photo you have and want it included in this Gallery.Just post it to the page or in a message.

(NOTE:- All photos remain (c)Copyright to the person who took the photograph, not for Commercial use, all photos can be shared as they are already public, if anyone wants a credit to the Photographer applied to a photo, please let us know and it will be added, Credit has been applied where available. .

A collection of many miners lodge banners and various Parades such as Durham Big Meeting

If you would like a banner photo you have and want it included in this Gallery.Just post it to the page or in a message.

(NOTE:- All photos remain (c)Copyright to the person who took the photograph, not for Commercial use, all photos can be shared as they are already public, if anyone wants a credit to the Photographer applied to a photo, please let us know and it will be added, Credit has been applied where available. .

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.
16/07/2020

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.

13/07/2020
Durham Miners' Gala

85 Years ago

Amazing footage of the Durham Miners’ Gala from 1935. “The miners take complete possession of the city.” Historically, the Big Meeting was paid for by contributions of working miners from the Durham Coalfield.

Marras: The Friends of Durham Miners' Gala was established to help finance the Big Meeting and secure its long-term future. Join the Friends and become a Marra of the Gala today: bit.ly/1Th0E8i

25/06/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

All wealth is the product of labour' (Work not the party)
John Locke (1632 - 1704), although those that do the labour, don't necessarily get the wealth.

The exploitation of Durham Miners... 'Hollowed Ground

The People of the Durham Coalfield' documentary film, coming soon

'All wealth is the product of labour' John Locke (1632 - 1704), although those that do the labour, don't necessarily get the wealth. The exploitation of Durham Miners... 'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield' documentary film, coming soon #Durham #Mining

Durham Miners' Association Miners Strike The Pits Northern Mines and Collieries Durham Miners' Gala The Labour Party

17/06/2020

The world may be percived as being better now, but what were the consquesnces of this progress ?

Does anyone recognise any workers from Ellington Colliery?
15/06/2020

Does anyone recognise any workers from Ellington Colliery?

Workers, Photos from Baz Robertson

Thomas Hunter’s payslip from 1921. He worked at Sacriston Colliery and Chester Moor Colliery
25/05/2020

Thomas Hunter’s payslip from 1921.

He worked at Sacriston Colliery and Chester Moor Colliery

This is my grandad, Thomas Hunter’s payslip from 1921. He worked at Sacriston and Chester Moor Collieries.

Could anyone shed any light on this Token and what it may have been used for?
22/05/2020

Could anyone shed any light on this Token and what it may have been used for?

More interesting documents from Murton, does anyone remember any of the names ?
13/05/2020

More interesting documents from Murton, does anyone remember any of the names ?

Another album to show the past in and around the Colliery Village with some other images from Media and other sources an...
07/05/2020

Another album to show the past in and around the Colliery Village with some other images from Media and other sources and other areas.

Another album to show the past in and around the Colliery Village with some other images from Media and other sources and other areas.

A collection of Photos from striking Miners, all those strikes and very little to show for all the hard work and lives l...
07/05/2020

A collection of Photos from striking Miners, all those strikes and very little to show for all the hard work and lives lost helping to build the country, but for who?

A collection of Photos from striking Miners, all those strikes and very little to show for all the hard work and lives lost helping to build the country, but for who?

A Collection from various Colliery railways and Colliery Village Stations all over the North. We do not own Copyright fo...
03/05/2020

A Collection from various Colliery railways and Colliery Village Stations all over the North.

We do not own Copyright for any images, commercial use must have authorization of the copyright holder.

A Collection from various Colliery railways and Colliery Village Stations all over the North.

We do not own Copyright for any images, commercial use must have authorization of the copyright holder.

A Full report on an Explosion at  Murton CollierySubmitted by Michele Carr, the Documents were in her Fathers possession...
01/05/2020

A Full report on an Explosion at Murton Colliery

Submitted by Michele Carr, the Documents were in her Fathers possession. We hope you find them interesting.

Thank you to Michele Carr who has sent in several files left in her possession that belonged to her farther, these files were also submitted to the mining institute in Newcastle who have scanned them into their records and returned them. Please be mindful they are of a sensitive nature. Also more files in relation to Montagu and Edward collieries to come soon.

27/04/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

another Teaser clip from Hollowed Ground

County Durham... This is you!

'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield' official trailer. The film is currently in production and will tell the story of a county of innovation, struggle and survival.

Durham Miners' Association Durham Miners' Gala Redhills: Durham Miners Hall Northern Mines and Collieries Britains Collieries And Pit Disasters Miners Strike Sunderland Libraries Easington Colliery

20/04/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

Lonely Tower Film & Media

'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield' - Brian & George talking about the importance of community and socialising... although some 'social distanced' before the pandemic!

East Durham Creates East Durham Heritage and Lifeboat Centre Durham Miners' Association Northern Mines and Collieries

12/04/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

Peterlee next to Easington Colliery & Horden Colliery

Peterlee, the town for a Brave New World! Ideal for north east history buffs - From the 1962 'Mining Review' film produced by the National Coal Board. 'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield' documentary film (in production).

Peterlee Have Your Say Peterlee Northern Mines and Collieries Britains Collieries And Pit Disasters East Durham Trust East Durham Creates North East History

12/04/2020
Coal short film

Coal short film

A small video based around one great song.

10/04/2020
One Man Coal Mine (1948)

Interesting, an anyone add any more info to this footage

Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear. Cuts from newsreel 48/71 - One Man Coal Mine in Aberkenfig, Wales. L/S of Rock Fawr...

10/04/2020
Speech On Nationalisation Of Coal (1946)

Some uncovered and unused footage, can anyone lay any light o who this was?

Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown. Cuts from newsreel 46/50 - New Coal Plan. Emanuel Shinwell sits at a desk and expla...

09/04/2020
BBC Archive

The guy was so right, another industry in the North lost

#OnThisDay 1961: "Why should we live and die by shipbuilding only?"

Sunderland Oak, a beautiful documentary by Philip Donnellan, examined the hopes and fears of men at the Bartram & Sons shipyard.

A Collection of the Colliery Workers of the Past  from various Collieries.
04/04/2020

A Collection of the Colliery Workers of the Past from various Collieries.

A Collection of the Colliery Workers of the Past from various Collieries.

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.
03/04/2020

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.

24/03/2020
Digital Voice

In and Around Weardale and the mines

Here is the Weardale People and Places, Past and Present film. Please join us at 11am for the watch party

Horden Colliery
17/03/2020

Horden Colliery

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A great photo recently taken at Horden Station in County Durham where #TeamStory are delivering works on behalf of

@networkrail

to build a new railway station!

How many are left? not many, Working Mens Clubs, Colliery clubs and other working men's institutes, along with the commu...
09/03/2020

How many are left? not many, Working Mens Clubs, Colliery clubs and other working men's institutes, along with the community spirit alas.

How many are left? not many, Working Mens Clubs, Colliery clubs and other working men's institutes, along with the community spirit alas.

09/03/2020
Peter

who can con firm, the location in this Video for Peter?

Can anyone confirm if the aerial conveyor at 1:08 in this video is Blackhall? Thanks.

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Northeast Mining and History of the Collieries

This site covers mining and most popular Collieries in the Northern part of England i.e. County Durham (DUR) and surrounding areas. Our objection is to bring into one place, the history and memories from some of the miners and their families who are passionate about keeping this part of History alive. The Miners built this Country along with other hard labour, such as the Railway Builders, Iron & Steel Workers, Ship Builders, Mill Workers, Brick Makers, Farm Workers and many many others. We are always searching for new stories, links to other historical places nearby, photo’s and first hand and family memories from these times. Please help us and get involved, you may see a lot of page activity to start with but please, if its too much then turn off notifications as we would like to build the presence quickly to establish a grounding for this project. Thank you to everyone who is helping to build up the memories for all Miners and their remaining families and family members from the past.. Take a look over the Colliery network and Like the Colliery that you remember . 60 Northern Colliery Pages created in one year. This is the Northern Mines & Collieries Network We have created to give everyone a platform for remembrance for all the Workers and their families who have endured for 200 years building the New World for their Masters. Please help and support by sharing The Colliery page(s) and spread the word. THE N.M.C NETWORK (Listed in no particular order with numbed location for the Map at the bottom of the page ) Boldon (1) Washington Glebe (1) ------------------------------------- Westoe (2) Hebburn (2) ------------------------------------- Ryhope (3) Silksworth (3) Wearmouth (3) ------------------------------------- Lumley (4) Rainton (4) Elemore (4) Eppleton (4) Houghton (4) Herrington (4) Hetton Lyons(4) ------------------------------------- Murton (5) Seaham (5) South Hetton (5) Vane Tempest (5) Dawdon (Knack) (5) Hawthorne Combined Mine (5) ------------------------------------- Horden (6) Blackhall (6) Easington(6) ------------------------------------- Shotton (7) Deaf Hill (7) Trimdon (7) Thornley (7) Ludworth (7) Wheatley Hill (7) ------------------------------------- Dean and Chapter (8) ------------------------------------- Leasingthorne (9) ------------------------------------- Bowburn (10) East Hetton (Kelloe) (10) Metal Bridge Drift (10) ------------------------------------- Fishburn (11) ------------------------------------- Bearpark (14) ------------------------------------- Saccriston (18) Pelton Fell (18) South Pelaw (18) Esh Winning (18) Chester Moor (18) ------------------------------------- Kibblesworth (19) Killingworth (19) Choppington (19) Backworth (Eccles) (19) ------------------------------------- Ravensworth (19) (23) ------------------------------------- Craghead (21) Beamish (21) ------------------------------------- Eden (22) ------------------------------------- Wardley (1) (23) ------------------------------------- Chopwell (24) ------------------------------------- Bates (Northumberland) Seghill (Northumberland) Linton (Northumberland) Cambois (Northumberland) Pegswood (Northumberland) Ashington (Northumberland) Ellington (Northumberland) Woodhorn (Northumberland) Lynemouth (Northumberland)

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Lest We Forget who built the nation Lest we forget who died for Freedom and the greater good Lest we forget we have our own minds and should preserve the truth for future generations

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This Amazon 5-star rated true story will break your heart. At 10.00pm on a tranquil Tuesday evening 231 men and boys went down the mine to begin their shift. Four hours later at 2.20am on Wednesday 8th September 1880 a fiery explosion ripped through the Hutton and Maudlin seam destroying everything in its path. Only 67 survivors were brought out of the pit. “One Year of Hell” is a riveting account of the stories of the victims, survivors, widows and orphans and the trauma and heartache experienced in the pit village of Seaham Colliery. This top five Amazon Best Seller in “Real Life Tragedy” is available in paperback or eBook. Take a look at the book here: - https://goo.gl/x5drd
Introducing our fascinating new publication, vividly recapturing the lives, the blood, the sweat, tears and humour of ex miners. includes ''the corpse on the pit bus'' ,, ''the ghost of bobby baxter''...''the delinquent pit pony''..''a village consumed by disaster''..''the grim, dark,gruesome discovery''..''pit canteen capers''...''practical jokers''..''a pickets life''..''the pit brow girls'' and many, many, more and only £9.99 each also our new book the very eerie presence in the pit
Please share!! This needs to reach all parts of the UK: Can you help spread the word about the #NationalMinersMemorial to be built at the #NationalMemorialArboretum ? If everyone who has a connection with coal mining were to donate one pound - we'd raise all that is needed! For groups - mining or otherwise - wanting to do more, pledges now being accepted for the 22 #plaques on the #memorial - the story of #coalmining - phone 07583 655199 #Miners #National #Memorial #Arboretum #ChaseArtsforPublicSpaces #Chaps #CoalMiningMemories #RememberTheMiners Contact Chase Arts for Public Spaces Donations at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chapsnationalminersmemorial
Please share!! This needs to reach all parts of the UK: Can you help spread the word about the #NationalMinersMemorial to be built at the #NationalMemorialArboretum ? If everyone who has a connection with coal mining were to donate one pound - we'd raise all that is needed! For groups - mining or otherwise - wanting to do more, pledges now being accepted for the 22 #plaques on the #memorial - the story of #coalmining - phone 07583 655199 #Miners #National #Memorial #Arboretum #ChaseArtsforPublicSpaces #Chaps #LITTLETONCOLLIERY #huntington #cannock #staffordshire #CoalMiningMemories #RememberTheMiners Donations at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chapsnationalminersmemorial
Morning everyone. I'm looking for some black and white prints that depict mining heritage particularly around Houghton and Eppleton collieries/miners. Can anyone point me in the right direction please. 😊
The gruesome details of the 1880 Seaham Colliery Disaster were revealed at the Inquest. The witnesses graphically described the horrors of an explosion in a coal mine. This extract from Chapter 21 of “One Year of Hell” reveals part of the evidence given by Thomas Stratton. He witnessed many distressing injuries caused by the underground mine explosion that destroyed everything in its path in the Hutton and Maudlin seam. “Mr Stratton the former Manager was called to give evidence to the Inquest. He was called to the mine within five minutes of the explosion. Shortly after arriving he went down with Mr Atkinson, Assistant Inspector of Mines. The bottom of No. 3 Hutton was a complete wreck. They found James Brown lying on his back in front of a refuge hole about twenty yards from where it was known he was preparing to fire a shot. The body of his workmate Simpson was found in the direction of the No. 1 shaft at the Maudlin engine plane. These would have been the probable places they would have retreated to when firing a shot as they could warn any men coming along the way. At the junction of the travelling way and the engine plane there was a great deal of damage. At the Polka way end they found the doors had been blown inward towards the east return. Going from the Polka way end they found Anthony Ramshaw’s body about ten yards from the entrance. He was lying on his back against the pillars. His lamp was found in many pieces near his body. One of his feet was found on the outbye side of him. His tub was about 25 yards away from his body and was completely covered by a fall." This book is in the top 5 Amazon Best Selling books in the "Tragic Life Stories" genre. Take a look at the book here:- https://goo.gl/x5drdY
My late Father was born in Barnsley in 1912. He was brought up in poverty in Stairfoot and went down the mines aged 14. Heartbreaking but that was life in Britain 100 years ago! He joined the Salvation Army there and learned to play the cornet. He played this until the age of 97 at which time he was the oldest Brass bandsman in the UK. He moved to Keighley in West Yorkshire and died in 2018 aged 105, the oldest resident in the town. During lockdown I with other family members have been sorting out his memoirs and have had them printed in a book. I would like to share this with your page if possible. If anybody is interested in this it is available on Amazon. The best way to find it is under his name George Harold Clough.
My late Father was born in Barnsley in 1912. He was brought up in poverty in Stairfoot and went down the mines aged 14. Heartbreaking but that was life in Britain 100 years ago! He joined the Salvation Army there and learned to play the cornet. He played this until the age of 97 at which time he was the oldest Brass bandsman in the UK. He moved to Keighley in West Yorkshire and died in 2018 aged 105, the oldest resident in the town. During lockdown I with other family members have been sorting out his memoirs and have had them printed in a book. I would like to share this with your page if possible. If anybody is interested in this it is available on Amazon. The best way to find it is under his name George Harold Clough.
Came across this picture by local artist Karen Thompson. Very Beautiful and very apt for this site.
Channel 125 Supertruckers 64 tonne roof supports being shipped
This is a copy of the 1st Easington Colliery Officials Dinner menu held at the Station Hotel, (The Trust) Easington Colliery on the 9th November 1912