Ellington Colliery: Remembering the Past DVD


Ellington Colliery: Remembering the Past DVD

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Take a trip back in time as we remember Ellington Colliery in Northumberland. Using archive footage and photographs we delve into its history. The sinking of Ellington Colliery began in 1909, with the first coals drawn in 1910. The first coal cutters were introduced to the mine in 1911. It was also about this time that the pit ponies were taken underground. In 1924 Ellington Colliery became the first pit in the North East of England to have pit-head baths. After the underground fire at Lynemouth Colliery in 1966, Lynemouth’s output fell and it was decided to transfer the men to other collieries and reconstruct the two collieries. Once reconstruction was complete the National Coal Board announced that Ellington / Lynemouth combine was now the largest undersea mine in the world. The first Joy continuous miners were introduced to Ellington in 1977. In 1983 the two collieries became the responsibility of one single manager and the two collieries became to be known as the Ellington Combine Mine. After the miners strike of 1984—1985 the mine got back to normal with the miners breaking many records on coal production. Ellington Colliery sadly closed in 2005 and brought an end to deep coal mining in the area. Sit back with your family and friends and witness how it was in days gone by. Witness the miners at work, the pit ponies, and much more. You never know who you may see, it could be yourself, a family member or a friend. Approx 55 mins duration

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