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The Collieries, Brickworks and Ancillary Works

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1 923 Dawdon miners summonsed and fined £1 each for lightning strike (1934) 3
2 Seaham Colliery which has been closed for 18 months to restart (1934) 2
3 Seaham Colliery closed and miners in colliery houses given rent books (1930) 5
4 All Londonderry collieries in Durham laid idle (1930) 5
5 Tipping of colliery refuse at Seaham Hall Dene (1929) 8
6 First coals shipped from Vane Tempest Colliery (1929) 8
7 Notices withdrawn to 2,700 Seaham Colliery pitmen (1928) 10
8 Hutton Seam reached at Vane Tempest Colliery (1927) 10
9 Foundation stone laid for twelve Aged Miners Homes at Dawdon (1927) 10
10 Main coal seam reached at Vane Tempest (1927) 12
11 Houghton Mines Rescue Map of local collieries (1950's) 9
12 Sinking of Vane Tempest Colliery to begin shortly (1925) 12
13 New pit (Vane Tempest) will produce 1 million tons per year (1924) 17
14 Eight new Aged Miners Homes completed at New Seaham (1924) 16
15 Industry restarts at Seaham after the end of the coal strike (1921) 25
16 Cause of unemployment in pits due to USA selling coal to Europe (1921) 22
17 Serious fire at Seaham Colliery (1917) 25
18 Twelve Aged Miners Homes on Stockton Road, New Seaham opened (1915) 27
19 Dispute at Dawdon Colliery over allocation of colliery houses (1909) 35
20 Two Seaham Colliery miners entombed for 50 hours (1906) 37
 
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