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Coquet 17-07-2016 02:01 PM

Stobswood Colliery & Burn Brickworks Today
 
Some photos of the site today for the record.

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ilway-line.jpg


Above: Grangewood Terrace Stobswood and the east coast main line.

Below: 1954 map


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...y-map-1954.jpg


Below: 1896 map

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...y-map-1896.jpg


Below: 1866 map

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...y-map-1866.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:04 PM

Brickworks

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-1.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:07 PM

Burn Brick


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...-stobswood.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:21 PM

Brickworks


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-3.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:25 PM

Brickworks

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-4.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:27 PM

Brickworks. Long deceased hydraulic hose.

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-5.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:31 PM

Brickworks

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-6.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:46 PM

Brickworks. Rail tracks


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ickworks-7.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:49 PM

More bricks: Just a few of this type about "Burn-Axe". I assume early production???



http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...-stobswood.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:54 PM

Old faithful 'Radcliffe' brick on the Colliery site. Highly likely to predate the establishment of the Stobswood Brickworks.



http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...iffe-brick.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 02:58 PM

Stobswood Colliery site.

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...liery-site.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 03:00 PM

Stobswood Colliery

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ery-site-2.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 03:04 PM

Stobswood colliery. Large circular concrete disk. No evidence of anything ever being fixed to it. Shaft capping??


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...-shaft-cap.jpg


visible on google earth:

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ogle-earth.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 03:07 PM

Stobswood Colliery coal (99% likely) :):):)
last mined in 1965


http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...liery-coal.jpg

Coquet 17-07-2016 06:05 PM

I've googled about and checked the online newspaper archives for some information on the name 'Burn-Axe' in relation to the brick works. I've not found anything, although some websites have pictures of 'Burn-Axe' bricks that have been found in various localities.

Morph 17-07-2016 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coquet (Post 6473)
I've googled about and checked the online newspaper archives for some information on the name 'Burn-Axe' in relation to the brick works. I've not found anything, although some websites have pictures of 'Burn-Axe' bricks that have been found in various localities.

I typed it in all as one word and came up with this:

http://www.scottishbrickhistory.co.uk/burnaxe/

There is a load of other information and images about them too if you just google Burnaxe

Coquet 18-07-2016 12:22 PM

Wonderful. So Axe was a brand or type name for their refractory bricks. Simples.

Some underground footage of Stobswood Colliery in 1947:

Film 1


There's a nice panning view of the Terrace at the other side of the railway line then sweeping over to the colliery, in the distance the heap and the aerial ropeway. (above film I think)

Bit of a change of environment there for Joe the 'winda-cleaner' I think. :)

Film 2

Film 3

Coquet 14-08-2016 04:25 PM

This grave is in Amble West Cemetery:
In loving memory of my dear husband Thomas Young, who was accidentally killed at Stobswood Colliery Sep. 4. 1946

http://www.coquetandcoast.co.uk/imag...ept-4-1946.jpg

Coquet 14-08-2016 04:34 PM

Not sure if we've got Thomas Young recorded somewhere? Janwhin's mining records?

Anyway; Morpeth Herald 6th Sept. 1946 -

KILLED BY FALL OF STONE
Thomas Young (54), of Front Row, Gate, Radcliffe, employed by the Stobswood Coal Company, was trapped by a fall of stone on Wednesday night and was dead when he reached the R.V.I.
.

janwhin 14-08-2016 09:37 PM

I've managed to find 4 deaths for Stobswood but Mr Young isn't one of them :(


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