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Coal was the bedrock of the North East. It facilitated economic and social change in every corner, enabling the region to thrive as an industrial powerhouse. Intense mining also led to terrible loss in countless disasters, and deprivation in the villages which depended on it. The Coals Archive intends to catalogue the area's rich mining history for a new generation, to ensure we never forget the sacrifice our ancestors made. 

Scroll down our comprehensive database to explore the hundreds of workings which became the arteries of our region's prosperity.

N11942

Last Updated

21 May 2024

Ellington Colliery

Ellington

55.216810, -1.554838

4243

Last Updated

20 May 2024

Dinnington Colliery

Augusta Pit

Dinnington

55.046996,-1.640812

c010a

Last Updated

16 May 2024

Cambois Colliery

Cambois

55.155427, -1.526218

1182

Last Updated

10 May 2024

Wallsend Colliery

G Pit

Wallsend

54.99134,-1.51717

1139

Last Updated

10 May 2024

Wallsend Colliery

C Pit

Wallsend, North Tyneside

54.99503,-1.53425

WW22

Last Updated

9 May 2024

Bedlington Doctor Pit Waggonway

Bedlington

55.136840, -1.583445

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Background photo: View of Washington 'F' Pit, May 1965. Source: Tyne & Wear Archives

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