Northern Mines and Collieries

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

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11/06/2019

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11/06/2019
Horden Colliery

Horden Colliery

A miners wife.

I am sickened at the total waste of time in parliament today on our pension!
All the hard working men and lets face it women who cared for their husbands through the hard years of slavery down a hole in the ground.
They that have shed blood sweat and tears over many many years and many have now left us (RIP to all who have left us too early in life) and all through the years and a lot of them labour party years have plundered our pension.
I lost my husband to the dreaded miners lung and was devastating to watch him gasp for air every day and these people have the audacity to sit in comfort while most of us are struggling to live from day to day.
I think It should be mentioned that the 4 mp's that stood out were all Tories. Bill Cash Andrew Bridgen Bill Grant and Ben Bradley.
For me every labour mp should have signed the EDM 235 and been present at this debate. That is a definite that I will never support labour again. They took as much if not more than the Tories from our pension pot.
Totally conceited of the rest of labour mp's not to attend in solidarity for our plight.
To those who did speak up I applaud but it is already defeated if no one on their front bench can contribute to the debate! It speaks volumes to me!
As for people complaining regarding Bercow well he has to comply with HOC rules and policies and gave an opening for a back bench revolt re our continuous fight for justice.
When I heard the amount of pension beneficiaries that are leaving this world not yearly or montly but weekly and sometimes daily.
I was horrified and saddened to see that my husband and thousands of others that have gone and those still struggling to hang onto dear life mean nothing to those sitting their claiming to have parents and grandparents that have suffered the same as our own have .
The sparsely populated area of the commons tonight shows the utter contempt we are all held in.
I heard more than once that the trustees are not concerned re this 50/50 split and are more concerned about the pension guarantee. Well let me say that if this is true they that we put there should be sacked for failing in their duty of care to the beneficiaries of the pension!
Not one elected trustee should be allowed to carry on in this post due to gross negligence of our pension rights and what we as the beneficiaries requested from them.
They are not fit for office if this is true as I don't believe what this minister Stephenson stated was factually correct .
Why would they not list as this famous six concerns listed to be reviewed not contain the question on the 50/50 split?
Sorry for the long post but I am furious!

An old northern Pit song..
10/06/2019

An old northern Pit song..

North East pit Song.
Chorus:
Rap 'er t' bank, me canny lad!
Wind 'er away; keep turnin!
The back-shift men are gannin' hame,
We'll be back in the mornin'.
My faither used to call the torn
When the lang shift was ower.
As he went oot bye, ye'd hear him cry;
D'ye knaa it's efter fower?
Chorus:
2. And when that aaful day arrived,
The last shift for me faither
A faal of stones and brokken bones,
But still above the clatter, he cried:
Rap 'er t'bank, me canny lad!
Wind 'er reet slow, that's clivor!
This poor old lad hes tekken bad,
I'll be back heor nivvor.

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities
10/06/2019

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities

A new Colliery Page, who remembers Linton, please like and share this page to help put it on the map ;)
10/06/2019
Linton Colliery

A new Colliery Page, who remembers Linton, please like and share this page to help put it on the map ;)

Linton Colliery, Northumberland

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities
08/06/2019

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities

Murton Miners Strike
07/06/2019

Murton Miners Strike

Death of a small Mining Village, many many pits surround this area of Rainton
07/06/2019

Death of a small Mining Village, many many pits surround this area of Rainton

The Worlds Smallest Village Dies

Lynemouth Colliery
06/06/2019

Lynemouth Colliery

A collection of memories from Lynemouth Colliery and the surrounding areas

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03/06/2019
Bearpark Colliery

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Bearpark Collery, Durham

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03/06/2019
Chopwell Colliery

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Chopwell Colliery, Newcastle upon Tyne

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03/06/2019
Cambois Colliery

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Cambois Colliery, Northumberland

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03/06/2019
Kibblesworth Colliery

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Kibblesworth Colliery. Chester-le-Street, Co Durham

Karen Thompson  has done some awesome work and a lot are Mining relatedHave a look at her work below..
27/05/2019
Art by Karen Thompson

Karen Thompson has done some awesome work and a lot are Mining related

Have a look at her work below..

All portraits shown are done on quality black paper with white/grey/black pastels. I may occasionally add a little colour to the eye!

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23/05/2019
Ravensworth Ann Colliery

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Ravensworth Ann Colliery, Gateshead, Newcastle

23/05/2019
Durham Miners' Association

who is going to the next miners Gala

Enjoy the trailer for The Big Meeting – the upcoming film about the Durham Miners' Gala.

The film will be in cinemas later this summer. But you can see it first at Redhills: Durham Miners Hall

The Big Meeting - Film Premiere will be held on Saturday 22 June.

For more information and updates, join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1844821225619423/

A small selection of photos of Woodhorn Colliery and the Museum, please share and like to help get this page started.
21/05/2019

A small selection of photos of Woodhorn Colliery and the Museum, please share and like to help get this page started.

A selection of historic and other related photos of Woodhorn Colliery and surrounding areas

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21/05/2019
Woodhorn Colliery

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Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington, Northumberland

More from the Rainton Collieries Page
20/05/2019

More from the Rainton Collieries Page

Middle Rainton the Beginning My old home gone but not forgotten
By 1815 the Rainton Mines (not stated which) were becoming unproductive. So John Buddle
Decided to close them down, He then started removing the support columns of coal, and allowing the mines to collapse behind, working back towards the shafts. And leaving as little coal as possible.
By 1820 this was still in progress .But then in 1822 The Hetton Mining Company proved the feasibility of deep mining coal. Buddle then had a change of plan.
He (John Buddle) then on the behalf of Lord Londonderry decided to concentrate on three new deep shaft mines
The Adventure already sunk in 1817 The Alexandrina sunk in 1824 and The Meadows sunk in 1824 the last to form the centre of the new group.
To provide accommodation for the miners and their families, Buddle bought a triangular freehold piece of land from Mr. Heaviside, and had Middle Rainton built on this site in approx 1822
Middle Rainton had either 7 or 8 streets. I cannot remember all the names, but Front Street on the main road had 28 houses, then there was Back Row, about the same, West Row, Cross Street, and Lewis Street,and Slate Row.
A total of apron 175 houses with a population of 500 plus inhabitants
There were 3 pubs. Fox & hounds, Rose & Crown and The Foresters Arms.
“And the last house inhabited as late as 1964 ,this was the old Fox and Hounds where I lived with the Wilsons, and we were there until demolition in 1964)
It was built as far as I can tell in approx 1822 by John Buddle on a small triangular piece of land, between West and East Rainton. To provide accommodation for the miners and their families working in the Rainton collieries owned by Lord Londonderry
Finally demolished in 1964 to make way for the then new A 690
John Harvey 2015

Great collection of photos from a past Lynemouth Miner.
20/05/2019

Great collection of photos from a past Lynemouth Miner.

The last days of Lynemouth Colliery, lets have some stories on hear of your memories and stories. Please share the page with friends who may of worked at Lynemouth, or anyone with an interest in local history.

who is attending this on Saturday?
16/05/2019

who is attending this on Saturday?

Looking forward to this event on Saturday. Apart from the flyer photos are from previous events there. Come and say hello on the NMRS stand.

14/05/2019
Michael

Doe anyone know the answer to this?

Was there ever a miners strike badge issued for Blackhall Colliery?

Leadgate Community History Club
12/05/2019

Leadgate Community History Club

Leadgate Task Force/:Leadgate Community History Club have been delighted to be donated some copies of twork by Mervyn Craig

We understand they were on sale at St Ives Church in the past All funds raised will be used to support local community projects

We will have some copies to view and buy at the CDHI Exhibition from this Thursday or you can get in touch if interested

£3 each or 2 for £5

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09/05/2019
Fishburn Colliery

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Fishburn Colliery.

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09/05/2019
Seghill Colliery

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Seghill Colliery, Northumberland, Newcastle.

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09/05/2019
Lynemouth Colliery

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Lynemouth Colliery, Northumberland, Newcastle

A Poam by Mick.Westwood
06/05/2019

A Poam by Mick.Westwood

" Go gently to your rest my friend!".
( For the last of the `pit - ponies ).

Go gently to your rest my friend, stay sweetly in my mind,
And leave a love within me, so that in my time I find,
A memory that comes to me, to leave a lasting glow,
Of a miner, - and his pony, - who lived in that World below.

Your World was but a blackened one, and hard to live within,
Your life was but a burdened one, but you have left no sin,
For where you dwelt with miners strong, and worked amid our kind,
Forever you`re remembered, within a miner`s mind.

Your hoofbeats echo longly, within that coal filled seam,
Of the majesty you proudly wear, within this miner`s dream,
When you and your kind worked amid, the finest in this land,
And slavered on an apple, that you ate from my hard hand.

Your memory is history, not ever read by some,
But now my Lord has summoned you, to live with him at home,
Where kinder days will greet you here, and a brighter night will shine,
For my friend, - who grafted with me, - in the confines of a mine.
God bless the `pit - ponies`. ( Sleep your rest sweetly ).
R.I.P. `Victor`. xx

Mick.Westwood

So all in the Sunderland Area.. Wearmouth Colliery
01/05/2019

So all in the Sunderland Area.. Wearmouth Colliery

A Collection of past miners who worked at Wearmouth Colliery

Eden Colliery
01/05/2019

Eden Colliery

Miners Wives

By Margaret Bell

“He went off with his bait and his carbide lamp.
His old pit clothes and cap, my he looked a tramp,
But muck brings money and there’s mouths to feed.
No wonder by 40 we’ve gone to seed.”

Talking over the fence the wifies jabbered away,
They worked just as hard from morning till noon day.
Then the pit buzzer went to mark the end of the shift
And up they would come and home the men would drift.

The wifies would rush round putting on the kettle,
The old tin bath came out placed before the settle.
Then Lots of water heated, for miners got very black
And wifie scrubbed, with coal tar soap, and dried off with a sack.

Next there was a meal to fettle with luck a pan of broth
Then the pit clothes were beaten to remove muck from the cloth

Up against a wall it was done till coal dust ceased to fly,
They were washed only now and then, no where for them to dry.

With pinney tied around her and little mouths to feed
She worked till they were in bed then the allotment she did weed,

She fed the hens, collected the eggs, and talked at the garden fence.

With luck he might get overtime so they could have a few more pence.

The ART of Mining
25/04/2019

The ART of Mining

Lets discuss ;)
19/04/2019

Lets discuss ;)

A New Page for the Mining history of the North.Hetton Lyons Colliery Railway, among the first in the country Please like...
12/04/2019
Hetton Lyons Colliery

A New Page for the Mining history of the North.

Hetton Lyons Colliery Railway, among the first in the country

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Hetton Lyons Colliery, Hetton-le-Hole, Co Durham.

A collection of Photos from striking Miners, all those strikes and very little to show for all the hard work and lives l...
10/04/2019

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?

Redhills: Durham Miners Hall
07/04/2019

Redhills: Durham Miners Hall

The 1984-85 Miners’ Strike began 35 years ago today.

In Durham, it began in this chair, in the Committee Room at Redhills.

A miner from Wearmouth Colliery called Dave Hopper brought a resolution to the Executive Committee for the Durham Miners' Association to strike in solidarity with Yorkshire miners.

At that point, the committee was finely balanced between the older, more moderate officers, and the younger more left wing miners who were growing in number across the coalfield.

A vote was taken and the numbers were tied.

DMA President Harold Mitchell was in the chair. Mitchell was one of the more moderate voices in the union’s history.

The DMA’s articles of association state that in the result of a tie, the President must vote in favour of a resolution, or resign.

Those in the room recall that Mitchell remained silent for a full three minutes, facing the choice of voting down the resolution and resigning, or doing what the DMA rules required of him, and voting in favour of strike action.

In this chair, Mitchell made his decision. The resolution was passed. Durham was on strike. The rest of the country soon followed. The strike would last a year.

Tony Benn at the unveiling of the Eden Lodge banner in 1962.This was the first year he spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala....
07/04/2019

Tony Benn at the unveiling of the Eden Lodge banner in 1962.
This was the first year he spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala. He returned to Durham every second Saturday in July for the remainder of his life.
Several Durham Miners' Association banners now feature Tony’s portrait. ...

Tony Benn at the unveiling of the Eden Lodge banner in 1962.

This was the first year he spoke at the Durham Miners' Gala. He returned to Durham every second Saturday in July for the remainder of his life.

Several Durham Miners' Association banners now feature Tony’s portrait.

Tony Benn was born on this day in 1925.

former miner Alan Mardghum is now heading up the team at Redhills. He is the new President/ Secretary of the Durham Mine...
07/04/2019

former miner Alan Mardghum is now heading up the team at Redhills. He is the new President/ Secretary of the Durham Miners' Association.

Very pleased that former miner Alan Mardghum is now heading up the team at Redhills.

Alan is the new President/ Secretary of the Durham Miners' Association, leading on our efforts to secure a successful future for Redhills, as well as the Durham Miners' Gala. He will also continue the DMA’s work to provide advice, support and representation for its members.

Alan worked as a miner at Wearmouth Colliery from 1977 until its closure in 1993 and was active in the Wearmouth Lodge of the DMA throughout. He became lodge secretary in 1985 and has served on the executive committee of the DMA, and as the union’s delegate to national conferences. Following redundancy as a miner, he became a welfare benefits advice worker. He then served as a probation services officer for 12 years.

He: “I am very proud and humbled to have this opportunity to represent Durham’s miners – something very close to my heart. The Durham miners made a massive contribution not just to our region but to our country. We will continue and strengthen our deep connections with our communities as we work to ensure the Durham miners have a legacy we can all be proud of and which will serve generations to come.”

Support our efforts to ensure a vibrant future for Redhills: Durham Miners Hall by adding your name to the campaign here: redhillsdurham.org/support/

Northern Mines and Collieries's cover photo
01/04/2019

Northern Mines and Collieries's cover photo

Do all aged ex miners know about this?
01/04/2019

Do all aged ex miners know about this?

First group up and running at Kayll Road library. Contact number below for more info

Something to remember the Miners in Hetton.
24/03/2019

Something to remember the Miners in Hetton.

Men don't cry, The Hetton Miners Memorial will be unveiled in Hetton town centre 11am Saturday April 27th, as a tribute to our mining history, created by Ray Lonsdale (Hetton Lad), the sculptor of Tommy the soldier at Seaham.

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