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St. Hilda’s Colliery Memorial

This old pit winding wheel is mounted on land near St. Hilda’s Colliery behind the Market Place, South Shields. 51 lives were lost in a methane explosion on 28th. June 1839, sadly this memorial is very overgrown by shrubbery and is now difficult to find.

picture of St. Hilda's colliery wheel, South Shields

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Written by curly

August 18, 2006 at 12:19 am

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