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Forum: Widdrington 29-12-2015, 07:54 PM
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I wonder if they blacklisted many in those days?...

I wonder if they blacklisted many in those days? So they couldn't work at any colliery? Would be a terrible but most effective weapon for the mine owners to threaten the men with?
Forum: Widdrington 29-12-2015, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Coquet
1870 Widdrington Colliery, Vindictive owners...

1870 Widdrington Colliery, Vindictive owners rejecting the miners' tubs because they joined a union, even sacking others. Nasty business.
Miners still paying compo to owners in the end due to the...
Forum: Widdrington 27-06-2014, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Coquet
"Ferney Bed" shaft being sunk in 1909: ...

"Ferney Bed" shaft being sunk in 1909:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/36891793@N08/9275598857/sizes/k/

It was coaling within 5 weeks of the first sod being cut.
On the DMM site the shaft log...
Forum: Widdrington 27-06-2014, 12:57 PM
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Posted By Coquet
The earliest reference I have is a site started...

The earliest reference I have is a site started in 1942 at Ferneybeds to help the war effort. I think there was a site at Acklington Aerodrome during the war as well. Both these areas have good seams...
Forum: Widdrington 27-06-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By Coquet
That's early for Widdrington Colliery. Perhaps...

That's early for Widdrington Colliery. Perhaps they were shaft sinkers, I think they had a bit of a reputation.
There was another colliery, at the roundabout end, near Widdrington castle,...
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