Northern Mines and Collieries

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

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.

24/02/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

Where does Tanfield Railway fit into the history of the Durham Coalfield?

Slap bang in the middle of everything, A beautiful railway that pays tribute to our mining & industrial heritage.

🚂'Hollowed Ground' documentary film coming this year

Where does Tanfield Railway fit into the history of the Durham Coalfield? Slap bang in the middle of everything, that's where. A beautiful railway that pays tribute to our mining & industrial heritage. 😍🚂'Hollowed Ground' documentary film coming this year #Steam #Mining #Durham

Sunderland Libraries Durham County Council Northern Mines and Collieries Britains Collieries And Pit Disasters Railway Photograph Group..

A collection of artworks related to mining and the local communities by various artists.
23/02/2020

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.

22/02/2020
Durham Coal Mining Miners Gala Vintage Film 1963

Durham Coal Mining Miners Gala Vintage Film 1963

Durham Miners Gala 1963 Crook Drift Banner Vintage cine film from the 1963 Durham Miners Gala, featuring the residents of Stanley Crook and with Crook Drift ...

07/02/2020
Lonely Tower Film & Media

Lonely Tower Film & Media

We had a great time filming with Trimdon Brass talking about the heritage of the north east band movement in mining communities.
'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield' coming soon.

Sunderland Libraries Northern Mines and Collieries Trimdon Colliery Deaf Hill Colliery Thornley Colliery Britains Collieries And Pit Disasters Durham Miners' Gala Durham Miners' Association Brass Bands England

A Collection of photos from all around the Northeast showing what it was like over the years to grow up as a child in an...
25/01/2020

A Collection of photos from all around the Northeast showing what it was like over the years to grow up as a child in and around the collieries. Quit a few of these photos and more are available in the Shirley Baker Collection http://shirleybakerphotography.com/the-street-photographs/

A Collection of photos from all around the Northeast showing what it was like over the years to grow up as a child in and around the collieries. Quit a few of these photos and more are available in the Shirley Baker Collection http://shirleybakerphotography.com/the-street-photographs/

A Collection from various Colliery and Colliery Village Stations all over the North.
25/01/2020

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

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

A Poem from Marion White from Easington.
25/01/2020

A Poem from Marion White from Easington.

We have a poem for you Today from Marion White, it may be a while as FB has decided to limit our posts, WHY? You decide, we are told its to protect the public.

'Easington Colliery'

They took our village, and ripped out its soul and heart,
They closed our mine, and the place just fell apart,
Generations of families, once living side by side,
Content with their lot, they had passion, they had pride.

Brothers worked with brothers, Father with son,
For over 90 years, it was the way that it had been done,
They took away their futures, surely this could not be right,
Now at the end of the tunnel, they could see no shining light.

No regeneration, in the pipeline for any of them,
Over 1400 miners, now left feeling they were less than men,
They had no jobs to go to, these men who once dug coal,
Just hardship and pure turmoil, and a lifetime on the dole.

Now with nothing left to stay for, so many moved away,
A community once so close knit, left so bleak and grey,
Our once thriving little village, became a ghost town over night,
Derelict empty properties, it's now such a sorry sight.

Our men once had a purpose, our women had one too,
Did the ones in power who did this, really think this through,
Did they foresee the miners future, but yet turn a blind eye,
Proud men chucked on the scrap heap, until the day they die.

© Marion White - 22/01/2020

Image by: Paul Oughton.

coming soon
24/01/2020

coming soon

From our visit to the archive at Sunderland Museum And Winter Gardens yesterday for 'Hollowed Ground - The People of the Durham Coalfield'. The end of Usworth's head gear (closed 1974).

Sunderland Libraries Sunderland, UK Britains Collieries And Pit Disasters Northern Mines and Collieries

A Collection of photos to remember the ponies who worked hard throughout the history of the Mines and other industries, ...
21/01/2020

A Collection of photos to remember the ponies who worked hard throughout the history of the Mines and other industries, where would be now without them.

A Collection of photos to remember the ponies who worked hard throughout the history of the Mines and other industries, where would be now without them.

Another album to show the past in and around the Colliery Village with some other images from Media and other sources an...
21/01/2020

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.

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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 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
Hello from the South Wales valleys! Thanks for the invite. My grandfather worked at Bowburn colliery before being forced into early retirement due to ill health. My Dad, grandfather, grandfather’s brothers and my great grandfather all worked at Beynon and Rose Heyworth collieries in Gwent 👍
This is my grandad, Thomas Hunter’s payslip from 1921. He worked at Sacriston and Chester Moor collieries.
Could i please have permission to post some of your photos in the Stanley Past and Present Group, I'll credit your group and the photographer, thanks.....
Maltby soup kitchen dinners
My late dad with his work mates pushing maltby banner
My late dad on front left with me uncle Eddie and my young cuz little girl sat eating Christmas dinner on maltby picket line
My old pit had a bit of furniture for me pond
A hewers or putters pay token from East Castle Colliery near Annfield Plain in County Durham, made of what I believe is gunmetal. Found metal detecting.
Barbary mine, Ireshopeburn, Weardale. About 1900
South Hetton
Beamish Colliery, how many have visited the Drift Mine, you can go down it and take a look, well worth a visit this spring @ Beamish Museum The entry fee allows you to revisit again and again as its that big you won't see it all in a day.