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Boom and Bust at Killhope: the North of England Lead Mining Museum
 
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Pupils from Durham Johnston School spent the day learning about the lives of Victorian lead miners when they took part in Killhope's Boom and Bust education programme.
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City of Durham in pictures
 
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A photo walk around the City of Durham in North East England. Featuring views of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral from the River Wear. The Cathedral and Castle are a combined UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Castle is now used by Durham University. The name "Durham" comes from the Celtic element "dun", signifying a hill fort, and the Old Norse "holme", which translates to island The historical city centre of Durham has changed little over the past 200 years. It is made up of the peninsula containing the cathedral, palace green, former administrative buildings for the palatine and Durham Castle. This was a strategic defensive decision by the city's founders and gives the cathedral a striking position.
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Durham Coal Mining 3 of 5 Postcards Of The Durham Coalfield
 
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Vintage post card views of The Durham Coalfield including many rare views of collieries including: Auckland Park, Boldon, Brancepeth, Busty Pit Pelton, Chilton, Chopwell, Dean & Chapter Ferryhill, Derwent Rescue Team, Durham Big Meeting, Easington, Felling, Fishburn, Hamsterley, Horden, Mainsforth, Morrison, Murton, Ryhope, Seaham, Southmoor, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon, West Stanley, West Tees Ramshaw, Wheatley Hill, Willington, Wingate.
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Mining News in Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland, 1960's - Film 7332
 
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Durham. Village pride. Gardening. Wheelbarrows, petrol driven lawn mowers. Village of Fishburn. Coking Plant. Working class back-to-back housing. Miners leaving colliery. Roads of housing. Trees planted on waste coal heaps. Tractor. Man in greenhouse. Tidiest village in County Durham sign. Tools in wheelbarrow. Yorkshire. Transport. Cutting coal. Rails in mine. New type of coal truck. Prince of Wales Colliery. Men transported by mini train. Northumberland. Alarm clock reads 7.30, man gets up, shaves. NCB at Gateshead Computer Centre. Driving car. Rail station. Jeavons record shop with several records visible in the window including two Frank Zappa records, one his 1969 album Hot Rats. Man walks into Newcastle record shop. Rediffusion sign. Local Hospital radio station. Lights 'One minute', 'ten seconds', 'on the air', D.J. Tracking shot into hospital ward. Patients with head phones. Woman puts record on turn table. They play 'I See You' by The Pretty Things. Man with plastered leg taps toes. Two D.J's smoke. Man in head phone drinks half pint. Interviews hospital patients. Horse drawn dray wagon belonging to Scottish and Newcastle Breweries on Perry Street. Interviews draymen.
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NCB Training film
 
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Coalfield Communities
 
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The life of the communities of the Durham coalfields as told with archive film, voice over and a newly commissioned sound track. This short film is part of Film Encounters; a heritage education film project for primary school children.
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Historic Durham
 
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A look back at Durham in the 1950's & 1960's
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Oh Daniel
 
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Singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent was commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum for England to write a new musical piece in order to highlight their archives. This formed part of the Wakefield Literature Festival 2016. The resulting lyrical song cycle is inspired by a short story by Sid Chaplin, 'The Thin Seam' (1950), which follows the life of a miner from Durham who chooses to return to working in the pit rather than continue his scholarship education and risk becoming alienated from his community. 'The Thin Seam' was performed at the Unitarian Chapel in Wakefield where Ali was joined by fellow musicians Jonathan Dore, Jane Muller and Paula Ryan. The recording was produced by Jamie Vizard and the videos by Fly Girl Films.
Tows Bank Colliery, Northumberland (nr Alston). Deutsche Welle TV, 1992
 
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Reporter Tim Moores goes underground at one of the last privately-owned drift mines in the UK to report for Deutsche Welle's weekly European news magazine programme, Drehscheibe Europa.. Tows Bank, situated 7 miles [11 km] NNW of Alston, was opened in 1986 by three partners; Ted Nancarow Snr, Willie Armstrong and Frank Shepherd. They entered the Little Limestone coal on top of the exposed great limestone to the west of Eals village in Tows Bank Wood. The area had been worked previously to a small extent though nothing is known about these excavations. http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/t/tows_bank_colliery/index.shtml "The opening shot is of Killhope - a former lead mine over the tops in Durham and now a (very good) museum. The following glimpses are of Clarghyll and Ayle pit tops. The underground footage and surface haulage is Tows Bank where I was working when the film was made in 1992. "The Germans were amazed that we could work the coal at all - as he says in the clip 'here is the coal 33cms thick and never reaching 50 cms'." clogs http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/forum/read.php?4,24381,24408#msg-24408 5 min News package for Drehscheibe Europa, Deutsche Welle, Germany, 1992.
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The Durham Museum
 
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The Durham Museum Video Tour
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Garden Village
 
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Singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent was commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum for England to write a new musical piece in order to highlight their archives. This formed part of the Wakefield Literature Festival 2016. The resulting lyrical song cycle is inspired by a short story by Sid Chaplin, 'The Thin Seam' (1950), which follows the life of a miner from Durham who chooses to return to working in the pit rather than continue his scholarship education and risk becoming alienated from his community. 'The Thin Seam' was performed at the Unitarian Chapel in Wakefield where Ali was joined by fellow musicians Jonathan Dore, Jane Muller and Paula Ryan. The recording was produced by Jamie Vizard and the videos by Fly Girl Films. This piece of music is called 'Garden Village'.
Mining News, 1970's - Film 7515
 
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Helicopter views of Durham and the coal fields there. Man in charge of British coal production is John Mills. He and helicopter pilot stride across grass to camera. They get in small helicopter. They talk to each other. Pilot sits in right hand seat. He adjusts bearings on dials and sets altimeter to zero, Helicopter lifts off. Good aerials of Durham and Durham Cathedral. Lampton coke ovens from the air. Passing the Tyne Bridge with barges passing underneath. St. James's Park football stadium. Village of Ashington. Ashington Colliery. Ground level. Two young long-haired boys leave front door with a football. They kick footblaa against a brick wall. Shots of surface work at pits in North East England. Aerial shots of open-cast coal mining. Land returned to agriculture and a golf coure. From ground, men play golf. Man drives. Close up of hole as the ball rolls in. Ground shots of NCB (National Coal Board) nursery plantation for site restoration after open-cast mining has finished. Aerials of large smelter. Close up shots of miners collecting lamps and batteries. Underground, miner tends to conveyor belt full of coal. Surface shot - panning back from spinning pit head wheels. Undersea mines. Station box of Lynemouth Sidings. Aerial shot of Bates Colliery. Aerials of Westoe(?) Colliery. Undergound, automatic cutting machines. Large scoops pull coal onto conveyor belts. Man fixing automatic pit props. helicopter flies over drilling ship at sea. On ground, the helicopter pilot is fitted with a miner's hat and lamp. Dorton(?) Colliery. The laser guidance system for the tunnelling machine. Long roadway. The first circular cutting head in a British coalmine. On ground level, Beamish Museum with people looking at industrial heritage. Man shovels coal into locomotive boiler. Poster advertises the Stockton and darlington 150th Anniversary at Shildon. Close up of "Locomotive"'s parts as it works. Wheels turning. Ground shots of it passing by. Aerials of Jordan Colliery. Inside of helicopter. Several coal mines from the air.
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DVD reveals life down the mines
 
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Amateur historians have produced a DVD called A Coal Miners Life to show what life was like for the men who were born into the trade. The rare archive footage of pitmen crawling through narrow tunnels deep underground provides a rare glimpse of living and working in the North East. Click here to see some of the footage.
Views: 4384 ChronicleLive
Mining News, 1960's - Film 33759
 
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Mining in Scotland. Archive film of 1930's hand pick mining. Forth Bridge. Scottish power stations. Kincardine power station. Coal wagons. Hydro electric power. Scottish new town. Donibristle Industrial Estate, Glasgow. Galbraiths. High rise flats. Mining village. In Surrey, a couple and their young daughter in their large Victorian house. After four months do it yourself the house is modernised. Girl plays in garden and runs up and down stairs in house. She bounces on a broken chaise longue. New heating system being fitted. Girl climbs into her single bed with two cats sitting on top of it. Eccles Mine at Beckworth in the Northumberland. Man walks along street of a mining town. He takes photographs with his Franke and Heidecke still camera. The Bowes Museum in County Durham. Fireplace of white porcelain. A desk belonging to Marie Antoinette. Eclectic mix of works of art by Goya to an 1880's spin dryer, a cheese press, and industrial buildings donoted by trhe N.C.B. Beoch Colliery in Ayrshire, Scotland. Walter Brown who is the twice British champion building a home made stock car. Practice runs. Point of view of other car. He walks around with an unlighted cigarette in his mouth. Silver cups on a mantlepiece. Three boys sit on sofa and read car racing books. Practising stock car racing with two cars sliding on a corner. Close up of man with mud spatter on his helmet.
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Magna Carta exhibition opens in Durham
 
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From 1 June to 31 August 2015, Durham University's Palace Green Library is hosting a very special exhibition, Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt. Commemorating 800 years since Magna Carta was first sealed by King John to make peace with his rebellious barons, the exhibition explores the great charter as part of a long history of revolt. The centrepiece of the displays is the only surviving 1216 issue of Magna Carta, on loan from the collections of Durham Cathedral.
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VTS 02 1
 
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This mining song was recorded at Woodhorn Mining Museum,in Ashington Northumberland, and produced by Tom Johnson. As an ex miner I am doing some mining songs, I hope this goes some way to explain the life of a miner.
Views: 166 Raymond Cowell
Disused mining sites in Britain gain world heritage status
 
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Pendeen, Cornwall - recent 1. Various, disused mines and mining-related structures at Geevor mine Truro, Cornwall - recent 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Deborah Boden, Coordinator for Cornish Mining World Heritage Site "Well World Heritage Status is awarded by the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and basically it's for those places around the globe that for either their natural or their cultural significance are of more importance than purely locally. What we're talking about here are places that have in some way contributed to or changed the way we live as a human society. And that's why Cornwall's mining industry was awarded that status." Camborne, Cornwall - recent 3. Tilt up engine building 4. Wide shot, mine building with rusty wheel in foreground London - 2 November 2006 5. SOUNDBITE (English) Franseco Bandarin, director of World Heritage at UNESCO: "You see industrial archaeology is becoming a very important domain of conservation. We have many archaeological sites, mainly in this country, because it was the first country for the industrial revolution that signify the advancement of humanity. So this site is probably one of the most important in the world for the mining and production of copper and tin. So in a way it represents an extraordinary example of that sector in the industrial revolution." Camborne, Cornwall - recent 6. Entrance to King Edward Mine museum 7. Pan across museum display piece 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Brooks, Mining Engineer/Director, King Edward Mine Museum "Cornwall led the world in mining, led it technologically, producing probably in excess of half the world's copper - remember, the world was a different place of course in 1850 - a major producer of copper, and then later tin which had been produced in smallish amounts for a long period. And then by 1870 we were probably producing something like half the world's tin." 9. Tony Brooks starting machinery in mine building 10. Drive wheel turning 11. Pull out from main water wheel 12. Worker brushing off 'shaking table' 13. Close shot 'shaking table' 14. Close shot, water dripping 15. SOUNDBITE: (English) Tony Brooks, Mining Engineer/Director, King Edward Mine Museum "It was the development of high-pressure steam by people like Trevithick and other engineers who took the basic beam engine, which was a very simple piece of kit, and turned it into what was known as the Cornish Engine which pumped all the mines here well into the twentieth century and was exported around the world. You can go to South Australia and you will see the iconic engine houses you see here. You can go to Mexico, you can go to the far west of Ireland and it looks like little Cornwall. The technology was driven by the minerals below our feet." 16. Worker demonstrating technology to visitor 17. Various of machinery used for extracting minerals from ore 18. SOUNDBITE: (English) Deborah Boden, Coordinator for Cornish Mining World Heritage Site "Cornwall and West Devon were an incubator for the industrial revolution. Without the minerals, without the expertise and the population that was here, many of the things that we now take for granted would not have been able to be developed or developed so quickly. And from here thousands literally hundreds of thousands of people migrated around the globe. They took their skills, the took their culture with them and a result you have Cornish mining landscapes and the residual communities, if you like, all around the globe. That's definitely worth recognising and celebrating." Pendeen, Cornwall - recent 19. Entrance to Geevor Tin Mine 20. Geevor sign 21. Tilt up shaft 'headgear' 22. Winching mechanism 23. Wide shot of mine shafts from top of headgear You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/88adde2e65715e2c5d4740a83ea1c849 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Palace Green Library and Archives
 
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A group of the Stories of the World Durham team explore the Chinese collections of the University's Palace Green Archives.
1950s Welfare Hall update
 
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A replica of the Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre is currently being constructed in The 1950s Town as part of our Remaking Beamish project. The original centre was funded by the Leasingthorne Colliery miners and was opened in 1957 in Leeholme, County Durham. The original hall, now known as the Coundon and Leeholme Community Centre, is still at the heart of its community and members have been working with the museum on the project. Shaun Kay, Buildings Team Leader (Joinery) provides us with an update on how the construction work is going. Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, the Remaking Beamish project has been awarded £10.9 million by The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Our other Social Media pages: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeamishLivingMuseum/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beamish_museum/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Beamish_Museum
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Woodhorn, Museum and Northumberland Archives
 
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Woodhorn is based in original colliery buildings and a stunning new building, inspired by the monster coal cutting machines that were once used deep underground. Its entertaining and interactive displays paint a picture of life in this former mining community. Find out more: http://www.visitnorthumberland.com/do/woodhorn-museum-and-northumberland-archives-p25981
1950s archive footage filmed by Bloemfontein School, Craghead
 
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Archive film footage taken by children and staff at Bloemfontein School in Craghead, c1958/9. The film includes life in the village and school sports, Webwear factory at Bloemfontein, scenes of the railway from Craghead to Stella Gill then on to Dunston Staiths and a coaster boat heading out from Tynemouth.
Views: 1985 Beamish Museum
SYND 25-3-73 RESCUE ATTEMPT FOR TRAPPED COALMINERS
 
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(25 Mar 1973) Rescue attempt for trapped coalminers at the Lofthouse Colliery in Wakefield You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/ab1e36e4950a30072532d22ca98195ba Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1135 AP Archive
"Changing Landscapes" , Margaret FAULL , National Coal Mining Museum for England, UK
 
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Cette conférence fait partie du Colloque "Les paysages de la mine, un patrimoine contesté". Ce colloque organisé par le CILA (Comité d'Information et de Liaison pour l'Archéologie, l'étude et la mise en valeur du patrimoine industriel) et le Centre Historique Minier s'adresse aux universitaires (historiens, géographes, etc.), responsables politiques, ingénieurs, industriels, aménageurs, urbanistes, architectes, paysagistes, acteurs du patrimoine, étudiants... (Plus d'information: http://www.archivesaudiovisuelles.fr/1601/ )
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Woodhorn Museum Video - Ashington.
 
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A Man Has His Pride
 
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Singer/songwriter Ali Bullivent was commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum for England to write a new musical piece in order to highlight their archives. This formed part of the Wakefield Literature Festival 2016. The resulting lyrical song cycle is inspired by a short story by Sid Chaplin, 'The Thin Seam' (1950), which follows the life of a miner from Durham who chooses to return to working in the pit rather than continue his scholarship education and risk becoming alienated from his community. 'The Thin Seam' was performed at the Unitarian Chapel in Wakefield where Ali was joined by fellow musicians Jonathan Dore, Jane Muller and Paula Ryan. The recording was produced by Jamie Vizard and the videos by Fly Girl Films. The 4th song in the series of 4 is 'A Man Has His Pride'.
SYND 18-2-72 YORKSHIRE MINERS COMMENT ON PAY OFFER
 
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(18 Feb 1972) Interviews with Yorkshire miners giving their reactions to the wage offers recommended by the Wilberforce report. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c8be0ebefaea0b9ce142f7fcb59c9411 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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"PUSH-BUTTON" MINE
 
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The Bevercotes Mine near Retford in Nottinghamshire is a working experiment which will eventually lead to a completely automated pit, controlled by a computer. When it begins production later this year, it will be the world's first automatic coalmine. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/89bfdb6d69ce4f80af3e617e030b1f92 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1007 British Movietone
Mining News, 1960's - Film 7509
 
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Berkshire, County Durham, London, Derbyshire. Berkshire & County Durham: "The Way Ahead". British tank - camera quickly zooms in to gun barrel. Tank moves towards camera. Soldiers on tank. One gets inside. Soldiers in classroom. Officer draws lines on blackboard. Close up of pointer moving over scale model of a battlefield. Young soldiers take notes. Soldier mechanics at work. Reading. The Army's Southern Command has designated the coal industry as a study subject. National Coal Board (NCB) sets up exhibition involving a model train. Soldiers watch. Seaham(?)on the Durham coast. Interview where interviewer offers young man a booklet entitled "Mining Apprentice". Close up of hands turning over front cover. Trainee apprentice prepares to sign form. Seaham training centre. Instructor shows boys model of coal mine. Practising workshop practice. Training in gym. Boy lifts weights as he lies down. Boys shin up ropes. Boys in overall and had hats work with instructor. Apprentices have their lamps checked. Boys with helmet lights on. London "In the Bag". The second coal handling exhibition in London. Different machines used in sorting and delivering coal. Packing coal in proper sacks. British Rail in attendance. Dr Beeching's last public engagement. Lord Robens. New crane. London "Net Result" Lincoln's Inn Fields. Old woman sits eating on park bench. The "Inter-coalfield netball tournament". Referee blows whistle and women play netball. Close up of ball going into the net. Two old women sit on bench talking. Man is bent over double reading a book. The final was Dolsdale of South Wales who beat the Headquarters team. Sexist camerawork concentrates on girls' skirts. Another basket (goal). Man presents Gill Thomas with the cup and a kiss. Lucky Gill! Derbyshire "Gallery" Coach outing for party of miners. The Peak Moors above Buxton. "The Safety in Mines Resaerch Establishment". Explosion. Gallery where tests are made for prevention of dust build ups and explosions. Miner spreads dust on the ground to help prevent explosion. Untreated dust is mixed in a jar as an experiment. Experiment whereby dust is spread in 1200 yard explosion gallery. Warning flags are flown. Sirens sound. Man looks through binoculars. Man pushes button. Camera misses explosion. Smoke. Men walk off.
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Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington
 
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A tour of the remarkable mining museum at Woodhorn
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Pit Village and Colliery a Bit of Old England
 
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Our Travelling is The Learning and Our Learning is The Understaning. Please help my channel with a Donation to help me travel and take you to other areas around England Please click link to Donate ! https://www.paypal.me/abeer4Thomas/25 https://www.facebook.com/thomas.agnew.50 https://twitter.com/THOMASAGNEW19 The Mahogony Drift Mine is original to Beamish, having opened in 1855 and after closing, was brought back into use in 1921 to transport coal from Beamish Park Drift to Beamish Cophill Colliery. It opened as a museum display in 1979. Included in the display is the winding engine and a short section of trackway used to transport tubs of coal to the surface, and a mine office. Visitor access into the mine shaft is by guided tour.The colliery features both a standard gauge and narrow gauge railway - the former representing how coal was transported to its onward destination, and the latter typically used by Edwardian collieries for internal purposes. The standard gauge railway is laid out to serve the deep mine - wagons being loaded by dropping coal from the heapstead - and runs out of the yard to sidings laid out along the northern edge of the Pit Village. On the standard gauge railway there are two engine sheds in the colliery yard, the smaller brick, wood and metal structure being an operational building, the larger brick built structure being presented as Beamish Engine Works, a reconstruction of an engine shed formerly at Beamish 2nd Pit. Used for locomotive and stock storage, it is a long, single track shed featuring a servicing pit for part of its length, visitors can walk along the full length in a segregated corridor. A third engine shed has been constructed at the southern end of the yard (i.e. the other side of the heapstead to the other two sheds), also in brick (lower half) and corrugated iron, and is used for both narrow and standard gauge vehicles (on one road), although it is not connected to either system - instead being fed by low-loaders and used for long term storage only. The narrow gauge railway is serviced by a corrugate iron engine shed, and is being expanded to eventually encompass several sidings. There are a number of industrial steam locomotives (including rare examples by Stephen Lewin, from Seaham, and Black, Hawthorn & Co), and many chaldron wagons (the region’s traditional type of colliery railway rolling stock, and which became a symbol of Beamish Museum). The locomotive Coffee Pot No 1 is often in steam during the summer.Alongside the colliery is the pit village, representing life in the mining communities that grew alongside coal production sites in the North East, many having come into existence solely because of the industry, such as Seaham Harbour, West Hartlepool, Esh Winning and Bedlington.Miner's Cottages The row of six miner's cottages in Francis Street represent the tied housing provided by colliery owners to mine workers. Relocated to the museum in 1976, they were originally built in the 1860s in Hetton-le-Hole by Hetton Coal Company. They feature the common layout of a single-storey with a kitchen to the rear, the main room the house, and parlour to the front, rarely used (although it was common for both rooms to be used for sleeping, with disguised folding "dess" beds common), and with children sleeping in attic spaces upstairs. In front are long gardens, used for food production, with associated sheds. An outdoor toilet and coal bunker were in the rear yards, and beyond the cobbled back lane to their rear are assorted sheds used for cultivation, repairs and hobbies. Chalkboard slates attached to the rear wall were used by the occupier to tell the mine's "knocker up" when they wished to be woken for their next shift. No.2 is presented as a Methodist family's home, featuring good quality "Pitman's mahogany" furniture; No.3 is presented as occupied by a second generation well off Irish Catholic immigrant family featuring many items of value (so they could be readily sold off in times of need) and an early 1990s range; No.3 is presented as more impoverished than the others with just a simple convector style Newcastle oven, being inhabited by a miner's widow allowed to remain as her son is also a miner, and supplementing her income doing laundry and making/mending for other families. All the cottages feature examples of the folk art objects typical of mining communities. Also included in the row is an office for the miner's paymaster. In the rear alleyway of the cottages is a communal bread oven, which were commonplace until miner's cottages gradually obtained their own kitchen ranges. They were used to bake traditional breads such as the Stottie, as well as sweet items, such as tea cakes. With no extant examples, the museum's oven had to be created from photographs and oral history.School[edit] The school opened in 1992, and represents the typical board school. in the educational system of the era .
From the Archives: Whitwell's First Traffic Light (1990)
 
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Tonight for Throwback Thursday, we take you back 25 years to a big milestone for the Sequatchie Valley. The town of Whitwell got their first traffic light. Well, it really wasn't the first. They had one before, but that didn't turn out so well. Craig Ehm has the story from 1990.
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Demolition of Durham Road School - Spennymoor
 
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The final stage of demolition at 'The Alderman Wraith School or Durham Road School' Spennymoor commenced in late february 2015. Though, not before a massive community effort for it to remain as a landmark building within the town. More than 2000 people signed an online petition to save 'Alderman Wraith' the very first purpose built grammar school in County Durham. Following two public meetings the building could not be saved & John Wade Demolition were handed the contract to demolish the once iconic landmark. Apparently the site is to be returned to grass, until an alternative use / purchaser is found 'council lingo for a housing estate'. Spennymoor is crammed to the rafters with unfinished new build housing estates & part of the argument to retain the school was just that. The town doesn't require further new housing, due to pressure on local services, education & the transport infrastructure. 'What Spennymoor requires is employment opportunities for young people, your children / grandchildren. So why build housing on brown field sites?' Some may say 'time to move on but then again, perhaps not?' 'Certain towns require less demolition & more ambition or vice versa? Else residents become entombed in a mish mash of architecture and open spaces in the wrong areas of towns. Planners are akin to film makers, they continually evolve their vision, attempting to create a montage, consider the post WWII experiment of 'New Towns & Tower Blocks' mainly disasterous. Closer to home the planners of the mid 1960's created Bessemer Park & The Arndale Shopping Precinct. The latter has never had 100% occupancy & the former experiment lasted around a quarter of a century before it was decided that it would be demolished.' 'Hindsight tells us that, planners & councillors made drastic, infrastructure & social mistakes back in the 1960's, one of which is still affecting the town half a century later. If only they had listened at that time?!' I hope that this tribute doesn't upset too many people & that you check out my channel & perhaps subscribe. I filmed over 25GB of footage during my eight visits to the site, recording twenty plus hours & hundreds of stills. I used a video rig so that I could use two video cameras at once when required and my LF1 camera in my pocket. Editing took me around ten hours or so.... The music is courtesy of a bloke called Beethoven - Symphony No.5 A big thankyou to John Wade Demolition for allowing me access to film the demolition in progress.
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Limbo of Dante
 
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Singer / songwriter Ali Bullivent was commissioned by the National Coal Mining Museum for England to write a musical piece in order to highlight their archives. This formed part of the Wakefield Literature Festival 2016. The resulting lyrical song cycle is inspired by a short story by Sid Chaplin, The Thin Seam (1950), which follows the life of a miner from Durham who chooses to return to working in the pit rather than continue his scholarship education and risk becoming alienated from his community. 'The Thin Seam' was performed at the Unitarian Chapel in Wakefield where Ali was joined by fellow musicians Jonathan Dore, Jane Muller and Paula Ryan. The recording was produced by Jamie Vizard and the videos by Fly Girl Films. This first song in the series is called 'Limbo of Dante'.
A history of Welsh Coal Mining
 
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My School Project looking at the hardship of coal mining in South Wales.
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Discover Durham's Heritage in 2016
 
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2016 is an amazing time to visit Durham. See history come to life with enthralling events and at incredible attractions across the county. Step back in time at Beamish Museum, explore Open Cathedral at Durham Cathedral, and experience the must-see open air show of the summer, Kynren- an epic tale of England in Bishop Auckland. Plus, as Durham marks 200 years since the Battle of the Somme, follow a soldier to the front and back with a truly immersive experience at Gala Durham, 1916: No Turning Back, and see a fascinating exhibition at Palace Green Library, 1916: From Durham to the Western Front. Discover more at thisisdurham.com/heritage
Views: 745 This is Durham
RIVER WEAR, DURHAM, mid-1970s (8mm Amateur Footage)
 
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Converted from reels of film bought on eBay - have these views changed much, anyone?
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Coal Mining, 1930s - Film 39823
 
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Coal mining. Horse underground, pit pony pulls wagons. Pushing coal wagons. Turning drive wheel. Miners working underground with lamps. Digging for coal by hand. Eating lunch in mine.
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107th Anniversary of the Burns pit disaster Stanley
 
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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.617285861752268.1073741877.100622993418560&type=3 Today marked the 107th Anniversary of the Burns Pit Disaster which took the lives of 168 men and boys on Tuesday 16th Febuary 1909, photos from todays remembrance service organised by Stanley Town Council.
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MINE DISASTER   - SOUND
 
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By far the worst mining disaster in recent New Zealand history, at the Strongman State Coalmine with nineteen man killed instantly by a sudden explosion. Hampering the efforts of rescuers, fire breaks out in the mine making it impossible to recover the bodies of four of those killed in the blast. Cement and timber is taken below to seal the fire off and experts consider it may be many months before the section can be re-entered. At Greymouth an air of tragedy and shock as the funeral cortege moves towards a combined burial service. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/418d61788847429caa8cb4034a91b1b1 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 1738 British Movietone
Mining News, 1960's - Film 7521
 
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London, Denbighshire, County Durham London. Engineers Day. The Science Museum which hosted the Engineers Exhibition. Model of the Post Office Tower. schoolchildren in school uniform. Two girls look at an exhibit. Display of the Automated Coalmine of Tomorrow. Scientist wearing white coat puts telephone down. He uses telephone. He sits in high-tech control room. Automated systems and ?? Dirty faced man puts down telephone in control room. Scientist writes on paper. "Denbighshire. Local Talent" HAFOD Colliery near Wrexham, North Wales. Tom Hutchison is the manager's clerk. He walks in open air. Village of Rhosllanerchrugog. men getting on back of double decker bus. Man runs for bus and gets on through side opening double doors. Ebenezer Chapel, on Sunday the miner's welfare and pubs are shut or "dry". Men stand outside closed pubs. Two members of miners social committee chat outdoors, one leaning on a five-bar gate. The miners bought the site of a cinema in Rhos and built the Hafod Colliery Social Centre. Barman's hand pouring a short drink. Man takes drinks to table. Two darts hit dartboard. "Local Talent" night. Lines of miners sitting at long tables applaud. Girls run on stage and dance can-can. Cameraman concentrates on girls' knickers. Audience variously smile or look glum. Applause at the end of the dance. "London. Join Up" Rubber conveyor belt on fire. Fully laden PVC conveyor belt. Coal Board Mining research establishment tests conveyor belt materials. Belt breaks. various belts breaking as pressure is applied. Opening a box file. "County Durham. Geologist" Coal Board geologist on North East coast. he picks up coal from the beach. men shovel coal off beach into lorries. N.C.B. boring tower in North Sea. Woman and child visit the boring tower. They are winched onto platform in wicker baskets. Looking at rock cores in laboratory. Men plotting on a map. Miner's geologist in a mine takes a geologist's hammer to a stone and breaks it open. Fossil shells. Trawlermen in port - one hands other a plaice. He walks off with it.
A Snake Encounter at Woodhorn
 
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A video review of our family day out at Woodhorn Colliery, Museum and Archives in Northumberland near Ashington. We also visited the Snake Encounter which is a special exhibition running until 10th April 2016. The exhibition features models, hands on fun and lots of snake facts plus regular live demonstrations featuring live snakes from Bugs n Stuff. Entry to the museum is free, however the exhibition is chargeable (£15.50 per family - under 5’s are free).
Views: 156 Samantha Rickelton
Frontier Historical Society and Museum in Glenwood Springs. Colorado
 
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The Frontier Historical Society, Inc. was created in 1964 to preserve the pieces of Glenwood Springs' past. A small museum was opened at that time, continued to grow and in 1972 a larger museum was opened in its present location at 1001 Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Our mission statement is simple: Serving as the Living Legacy of our Local Life. Our purpose is to collect and preserve artifacts and materials relating to the history of Glenwood Springs and Garfield county, Colorado. We make these materials available for research and interpret them through temporary and permanent exhibits at the museum, off-site exhibits, publications and educational programs. The Society cooperates with other individuals and organizations to accomplish these goals. Museum Hours: May through September, Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00. October through April, Monday and Thursday - Saturday 1:00 - 4:00. Admission is: $4 for adults (13+) $3 for seniors (60+) $2 for children (3-12) FHS Members are free. Services offered through the museum include: Guided tours of the museum for schools and groups of all ages. School tours are $10.00 per class. Other group tours are $2.00 per person with a $25.00 minimum. All tours require at least 24 hours prior notice. Guided group walking tours of historic downtown Glenwood Springs or Linwood Cemetery. Tours are $2.00 per person with a $25.00 minimum. Extensive archival collection available for historical, genealogical and educational research. Please call ahead for an appointment to visit the archives or staff will conduct research for you at $15.00 per hour. Photographic collection for research with copies available for purchase. See "Photos" page for prices and ordering information. PowerPoint historical presentations. $25.00 per presentation. "Explore History!" trunk programs for elementary schools. Available trunk programs include: Pioneer trunk, Native American trunk, One Room Schoolhouse trunk and Mining trunk. Trunk programs are $10.00 per class.
MINE DISASTER
 
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PM Heath visits the site of the mine disaster at Lofthouse Colliery near Wakefield. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/44ac9de30f35408d9937b84209ac4179 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 307 British Movietone
Made of Steel
 
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Made of Steel is a Heritage Lottery funded project which is managed and co-funded by Colour Your Life at Leisureworks. This is a creative heritage project capturing the memories, stories and archives around Consett Steelworks and the surrounding community then and now. Consett steelworks dominated Consett, County Durham for 140 years from 1864 when Consett Iron Company was established. The Steelworks was closed down in October 1980 and devastated the community. Having no permanent museum, the stories and memories of the people that worked at the Steelworks, their families and wider community are the only legacy of an industry that affected thousands of lives. Made of Steel is one of the last chances to chronicle first hand experiences and remember past generations and celebrate the historical importance of the area and its people, particularly for younger generations. This project will work with a film-maker/photographer Andrew Hagan and creative writer Tom Kelly to creatively capture community tales which will culminate in a film with soundtrack; a performance of poems, songs, drama and other spoken words; digital scrap book; an exhibition; educational resource accompanied by many other creative products to capture the unique and rich archives. This project will run from November to late Spring 2013, where a number of reminiscence workshops, public community digitising and archiving opportunities will be available. Many thanks to Brian Harrison, Tony Welsh and Joe Toner for allowing us to use some of their personal photographs in this film.
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Bob Olley in his studio #2 Putter and Pony
 
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King Coal: the life & legacy of South Tyneside's coal mining communities exhibition runs from 5 May - 29 September 2018 at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. Artist Bob Olley talks about industrial horse power, or pit ponies in coal mining referencing his Putter and Pony painting. As well as a wealth of personal memorabilia from a variety of people, artworks by Bob Olley feature heavily in the exhibition. Free.
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Barnsley Main Colliery | Lauren becomes a mining historian!
 
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Following on from our trip to Monk Bretton Priory we ended up at Barnsley Main Colliery pit head and engine house. Lauren was keen to bust out her mining knowledge and do her dad (a formed miner) proud! Hello and welcome to Josh and Lauren's WanderWorks! Sometimes we do stuff, sometimes we don't, whatever the case - the camera will almost always be coming too! There's Josh and Lauren (obviously) and our two cats; Buddy (the charming black one) and Dobby (the playful runt)! A little about us: We're from Barnsley in the UK, we love Disney (or more specifically trips to the most magical place on Earth in Florida), Lauren is a massive Harry Potter buff and Josh is a fully paid up Star Wars nerd. Lauren communes with beasts and plays Sims. Josh musics and occasionally moustaches. It works. Enjoy. Josh's Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/JoshyGill/ Josh's Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/JoshyGill/ Lauren's Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/LaurenyCaton/ Lauren's Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/Laureny.C/ Camera equipment we use: Canon G7X Mark2: http://amzn.eu/e5wBPNQ BoPower 4K Action: http://amzn.eu/hMnpWva Hama Tripod: http://amzn.eu/4BFFmnE iPhone 5S
history of Durham/Chapel Hill Federation - interim 1
 
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History of Durham/Chapel Hill Federation through the eyes of it's ex-presidents
Views: 286 Darryl Freedman
Abandoned Mine Explore #15 : Yorkshire, Old Gang : 4 x Mines, Including Brandy Bottle
 
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In this one, we explore 4 x mines in Yorkshire, including levels on the Brandy Bottle Incline, an area we have not explored before. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/RetroGamerVX My social media : https://www.facebook.com/groups/330119565983/ Twitter : http://twitter.com/RetroGamerVX uk mine explore abandoned bandy bottle level #abandoned #mine #explore #yorkshire