Seaham Colliery

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 001

 
Caption
Seaton Colliery (HIgh Pit), sinking began 1845, coal first produced in 1852, Seaham Colliery (Low Pit) sinking began 1849 a few years later the two collieries were amalgamated (1864) In the first weeks of working at Seaton Colliery there were 3 explosions as 40 years after the invention of the safety lamp, candles were still being used in the pit. In the explosion of 6th of June 1852, 6 men & boys were killed the youngest, Charles Halliday, was officially stated as being 10 years old but was actually aged between 8 years and 2 months and 9 years and 2 months.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 002

 
Caption
Early photograph of Seaham Colliery, date not known. Production begun 1853/54, closed 1992.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 003

 
Caption
Children playing in the snow just south of Seaham Colliery, where Eastlea now stands. Ball alley towards right of photograph. Date, probably around 1900,

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 004

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery High Pit, probably early 1900's. Sinking began in 1844, first coal 1852. Owned originally by North Hetton and Grange Colliery Company, later bought by Lord Londonderry.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 005

 
Caption
Mr. E. Harrald, ( master shifter ), Mr. S. Hedley ( assistant under viewer ), Mr. R. Barlow ( overman ). Explorers with Heuss's Patent Breathing Apparatus at Seaham Colliery after the explosion on Sept 8th 1880 when 164 men and boys lost their lives.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 006

 
Caption
Memorial card, Seaham Colliery Disaster 1880

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 007

 
Caption
Explorers at Seaham Colliery Explosion, Sept 8th 1880. Back L-R Mr T Burt, Mr T Banks, Mr W Crozier. Front L-R Mr Wm. Patterson, Mr John Foreman.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 008

 
Caption
Tradesmen at Seaham Colliery before 1888. Back Row L to R T Taylor, W Rowell (died 1888), M Forster, J Smith, W Watson, J Foggin, A Douglas. Middle Row, W Rowell Jr, N Purvis, C Dawson, T Embleton, T Horsefield, H Roxby, C Embleton. Front Row J Armstrong, T Rowell, R Douglas. Andrew Grey Douglas, was living at 38 Cornish St in 1881, Cooke St in the 90s then 37 Francis St until around 1910 when he moved to 22 Church St, he died there in 1924.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 009

 
Caption
Pit lads at Seaham, names and date not known.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 010

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery Officials in May 1882

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 011

 
Caption
Hewers at Seaham Colliery ( Nack ) around 1920

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 012

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery behind the memorial to the disaster in 1880. Photograph probably 1880's

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 013

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery Banner currently hanging in Christ Church, New Seaham. Photograph 2007.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 014

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery Banner currently hanking in Christ Church, New Seaham. Photograph 2007.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 015

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery Officials, Aug 1912.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 016

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery banner on the racecourse at Durham Miner's Gala (Durham Big Meeting) 1925.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 017

 
Caption
Seaham Colliery Brickworks? or so I was told when I was given the print. I am not convinced and Jack Cattermole who worked at the brickworks in the late 30s has no recollection of any similar building or wagons. Could it be a lime kiln and if so where? Seaham Colliery Brickworks were built in 1868 to use clay from the colliery.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 018

 
Caption
Photograph probably taken during the 1926 strike.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 019

 
Caption
Seaham miners, Jimmy Scurr at right, 1930.

Thumbnail Image Table

COL 020

 
Caption
End of initial training. Houghton Mine Rescue Service 1976. Terry Edney back left.

Pages:     1 2 3 4