Blackhall Colliery, Crimdon Dene Beach c.1965
Memories of Blackhall Colliery
I remember my friends and I found ,on blackhall beach some explosives, one of our group (no names no pack drill) made use of them to blow up one of the most popular caves at the rocks, I can still hear the shouts as ...Read full memory
This photo shows Crimdon Dene beach. Blackhall beach at that time was covered in coal dust and slurry caused by the tipping of the Colliery waste into the sea.
I was born at number 10 5th Street, July 11th 1955 at my Nanna and Grandads house, Alice and George Foggin, they were the best Grandparents anyone could wish to have. My mum and dad were Jean and Denis Ryder and just like ...Read full memory
My favourite memory of living in Blackhall Colliery was of going to meet my dad from the pit baths, I used to sit on the top steps or swing on the hand rail waiting for him and listen to all the men sing, it was ...Read full memory
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