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Default Woodhorn Colliery, Newbiggin, Northumberland - 16-08-2010, 23:06

Mrs. P found this as well. Embarrasing.

Opened as a museum, this place is stunning. When you spend 13million on a pit, this is what you get, almost begs the question, why not spend it on a working pit......

Nothing underground, but 13 of the 39 surface buildings remain.

Woodhorn Colliery

The centre is meant to look like a coal cutting machine:

















This what did it for me. Tucked away in a corner, is a wooden cupboard, open the doors is a model of the shaft sinking, with a drawing on each door of the shaft, lining, tubbing and strata.

It was presented by "Cementation, Bentley Works", We lived at Bentley (nr Doncaster), and bought our first house from Cementation Northern Ideal Homes.







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Default 17-08-2010, 15:24

They've done a proper job on this place. Pity they can't do the same with Chatterley Whitfield rather than just let it sit and rot.
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Default 17-08-2010, 20:13

Phwoarr!!! Proper job!
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Default 17-08-2010, 20:27

It looks like a very expensive cafe rebuild ?


the revolution will not be motorised......
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Default 17-08-2010, 20:39

cyclist cafe ?
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Default 18-08-2010, 22:08

I went there last summer. Fantastic place shame its still not working though. Did you go round the museum bit. I came away feeling well gutted at they way the area has been treated first by maggie then RJB then finally UKCock I mean coal.
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Default 18-08-2010, 22:53

I quite agree. I remember the miners strike, we moved house in it, I remember the police state in S. Yorkshire (and West Yorkshire, and North Lincolnshire), the wives support groups, the support for King Arthur etc
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