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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


Written by curly

August 18, 2006 at 12:19 am

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