Blackhall Colliery, Crimdon Caravan Site c.1965

Memories of Blackhall Colliery


I was born in 1962  and at the age of 4yrs went to a dance school in blackhall called Hall dance school Does any one know Bob and Doris at the time they may not be alive now they were the Dance teachers at the time. I met some good friends and went all over the north east Dancing in competions. I won (...Read full memory)

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 the blast shower,d us with debris jerry johnson claimed it was the loudest noise he had ever heard.

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.

lackhall colliery in the 1940s and 50s i was lucky to be brought up there proud loyal hard working people so different from life today.born 1940 lived in 11th street and was encased in love and safetymy father was a shaft man at the colliery(Billy) and my uncle Bob (jogger) was a goalie in local football . my mam (...Read full memory)

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