Seaham Colliery

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Pit ponies in Seaham Colliery stable yard in 1927. Pit ponies, never used in Vane tempest were still at Dawdon and Seaham Collieries until the mid 1960's

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The Ball Alley, Seaham Colliery. The scene of much heavy gambling on handball matches between local champions and those of neighbouring collieries. the east side of the wall was used, a heavy chalk line one yard high being drawn across the wall. Jacky Mordue, an ex Sunderland footballer, was probably the best local player. The surface had deteriorated so much by the early 1930s that matches ceased. It's location can be seen at RH edge of (COL 023A)

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The Ball Alley was sometimes used as an outdoor meeting place for men in dispute with management. It's location can be seen at RH edge of next picture (COL 023A)

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Seaham Colliery from the west in 1928.

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Seaham Colliery from the south in 1928.

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Seaham Colliery Strike Committee. Back Row: G Lee, R Rutherford, A Rochester, R Tempest, J Morris. Third Row; J Burns, M Scally, P Henderson, P Sullivan, W Frost, J English, G McGann. Second Row; Mercer, J Hepple, J Huges, J Crane, T Braddock, R Collings (Delegate), J Hoy (Secretary), J Alexander (President), J Self (Treasurer), G Heckle, M Duffy. Front Row; T Price, W Savage, J Stephenson, F Tate, E Temple. Photograph 20th April 1912

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Painting of High and Low Pits by William Wheldon in 1851. Looking west.

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Seaham Colliery, "The Nack" shortly before demolition around 1985. Photograph Jim Prior

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Memorial card ( Seaham Colliery Explosion 1871 )

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Outside Lamp Cabin c 1890, Thomas? Roxby at far right.

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Tradesmen outside of old workshops. Probably fitters c 1895

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Seaham Colliery banner c 1925. This banner was replaced by single Aged Miners banner in 1929.

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Seaham Colliery from the NW in the early 1980s. Christ Church in centre foreground, Conservative Club immediately above, Malvern Crescent and northern edge of Deneside at top.

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Detail from previous picture of Seaham Colliery, Conservative Club and Coronation Buildings in foreground.

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Seaham Colliery about 1935 just prior to changeover from steam to electric power.

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Low Pit c 1910

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Detail from previous picture.

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Seaham Colliery Low Pit in the early 1900's. A Londonderry colliery, sinking began in 1849 and first coal was probably drawn in 1853 or 54. Closed in 1992 and demolished in 1994.

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Seaham Colliery after 1880 explosion.

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Soup kitchen at Seaham Colliery feeding striking miners in 1892.

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