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Latest upload:  Sunday, 16th June 2019.

* NEW ADDITION - Page 2/2, The Inquiry *

Transcripts of Durham Chronicle Articles published immediately after
THE USWORTH COLLIERY EXPLOSION, 1885.

( Transcribed and Contributed by Peter Welsh )

Last week we looked at how The Durham Chronicle reported the Tragic Events of 2nd March 1885.
This week, we turn our attention to The Inquiry into the Circumstances of The Disaster.
[ Non-mining visitors who have difficulty with the content can settle for The Verdict. ]

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1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Iron Ore Train
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    Three Horse Shoes
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    Bus Station Steps
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    Usworth Pill Box

1.1  Any idea when the last Steam Engine hauled Iron Ore to Consett via Washington Station and Biddick Crossing?

1.2  Aerial Photo of our Aerodrome, posted by Sky Diver, David Goodwin.  An unusual view of the Three Horse Shoes.

1.3  The original, open to all weathers Bus Station at The Galleries - shows the original steps leading to Woolco etc.

1.4  Demolition of the Usworth Pit Heap that ran alongside The Burn.  Who remembers climbing on the WW2 Pillbox?


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

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Washington Grammar

 


Go to 'Alice Well' Tab

 


The Gaff - Gone!

2.1  Picture of the Biology Lab added to Keith Charlton's selection of Washington Grammar School photographs. (Tab 1)

2.2  Thanks to Keith Cockerill for sending us a photo of his centenary tankard, given to him by a Coxgreen resident.

2.3  Regal Cinema, formerly Alexandra Theatre, aka The Gaff, has finally been demolished.  Pictures of empty site.

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Springwell Quarry c.1963

Added to our

Springwell Quarrymen

Selection


You'll find it on Page 2,  'Proposal'.

Added to our recently Upgraded Article about

Washington Welfare Hall

A Proposal from Washington History Society
to rescue the building in the form of a
Community / Heritage Centre.

[ Not Approved! ]


3. OTHER STUFF

* SITE RECORD BROKEN *

Most 'Unique Visitors' in a Month

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'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

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Lucy Maud Montgomery
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