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Killingworth mine Explosion 7th December 1910. Verso of photograph with caption.

  • Killingworth mine Explosion 7th December 1910. Verso of photograph with caption.

    Photo Ref: 25865

    Creator: Unknown

    Caption reads: Explosion at Killingworth Colliery. See skips blown to top of head gear. Nobody in mine at time. One horse killed. Killingworth Colliery was originally known as Newcastle New Wallsend Colliery. It was owned by the Newcastle New Wallsend Coal Company. In 1895 ownership changed to the Caledonian Coal Company and it become Killingworth Colliery with production starting in 1897. In 1905 the namechanged to the West Wallsend-Killingworth Colliery and in about 1915, the Wallsend Extended Colliery. It operated for various time periods - 1897 to 1913, 1920 to 1930, and 1950 to 1956.

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