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Old 07-02-2012, 04:53 AM
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Broomhill Colliery seems to be mentioned a lot , thought I'd upload an old photo . Not one of mine but a capture from a few years ago .I remember going into the old manor house over 20 years ago with an 2 piece video camera and recording unit just before it was pulled done to make way for the new housing development .

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:06 AM
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Nice picture. I have no recollection of the pit unfortunately. I guess that is a view looking NW. You could go down that shaft and walk to Hauxley or Bondicarr underground. If I recall the Ellington colliery maps correctly Hauxley workings extended to just off the pier ends at Amble. Imagine - a mile and a half more and they could have reached the eastward workings of Shillbottle colliery, then you would have been able to walk to Shilbottle!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:13 PM
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Default Broomhill colliery.

There was no connection between Broomhill shaft and Hauxley. All of Broomhill workings to the N E were from surface drifts namely East Togston,Dawsons and Coldrife, the coal from these was transported overland to the colliery on tubways. There was a connection, in the early 1920's, from East Togston to Newburgh but that was before Hauxley came into being.
The last seam worked at Hauxley was the Brockwell, this was through the Hauxley fault to the North of the colliery and extended as far as Coquet Island to the East, just past the pier ends to the North and as far West as just past the filling station out side Amble. This seam was worked for 10 years before the closure of the pit in November 1966. There was a considerable difference in depths between Hauxley and Shilbottle, Hauxley being just under 500 feet while the Shilbottle shafts were sunk to a depth of 1000.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:52 PM
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There was no connection between Broomhill shaft and Hauxley. All of Broomhill workings to the N E were from surface drifts namely East Togston,Dawsons and Coldrife, the coal from these was transported overland to the colliery on tubways.

Didn't know that. Assumed there would be a connection back to the shafts for ventilation/2nd means of egress. So they worked like a series of separate unconnected mines around a drift eastwards.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:56 PM
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Default Broomhill colliery.

We are beginning to wander from this site, this should possibly be on the Broomhill site. If you want to move it over I can give you more info ref. the layout of the colliery which would perhaps fit in better there.
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Old 14-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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Just found the site today and immediately signed on. I was born and bred in Deputys' Row next to the colliery yard. My father was back overman at Broomhill Colliery until it closed, then he was supply overman at Hauxley and Whiittle. I never went down the pit, I went to sea instead.
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Default loking to contact an old school pal albert taylor

albert and I worked at broomhill colliery in 1958 I was on the stone heap gallaway with bob patten and jim pringle etc. we both lived in cheviot crescent at hadstone be great to be in touch with him john elliott
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:36 AM
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While you are on the topic of Broomhill Colliery....
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A few snaps of Broomhill 1960 ish on Flickr including the colliery. (Arrow to the right for more)


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Old 16-12-2015, 11:37 AM
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are these the tin wotsits!?


Looks like the pit heap could wipe them out at any second.
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Thumbs up Radar inn/ club

Does anyone have any pictures of the radar inn/club. I believe it was used as the payroll/administration offices for the national coal board prior to that. Any further information about its function and history would be great.
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Old 14-09-2018, 07:26 PM
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I've only seen one picture of the Radar and thats in a book ...I think of Amble and surrounding areas . I have it somewhere . I drank there in the mid eightys and after it was turned in to houses , I even decorated some of the rooms including the big staircase that had never been changed . I remember the place well . I'm sure it was John & Maureen who ran it at the time .
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Did the Radar get converted into one or two houses? '1' and '2 Radar Close'?

This is the place now, not sure about '2':

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-pr...ountry=england

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/house-pr...ountry=england

Think I was in once when it was a pub. Must be lots of photos out there from its period as a drinking establishment.


I know we have a list of victorian pubs that have gone, but what would a recent (post 1970s) list look like?

Pubs/Clubs permanently closed: Grey Arms, Radar, County Parks, Amble Legion, The Fourways/Station, Marina, Norseman, ??????(the one in Warkworth along from the Warkworth House Hotel, name I forget at the moment), Shilbottle Club...Bede St Club also in the balance at the moment..... must be a few more.

Millennials, Gen z are not into drinking apparently. That combined with general price gouging probably means more closures in coming years and when our ponzi economy finally implodes a pub will be a rare thing I think. Drinking in Amble in the early eighties- Friday and Saturday night was 5 deep at the bar - you would walk into a place and walk straight back out again because you knew you would be standing there for 20 minutes waiting to get served. Things are a little different now.
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thats the one Coquet. Same photo I scanned from the book and thats the only one I've ever seen of the Radar. It is an early photo . I remember the front porch they built on when they did meals. I'm sure it was converted into 3 , 2 at either side of the back and the big house in the front.


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Did the Radar get converted into one or two houses? '1' and '2 Radar Close'?

I know we have a list of victorian pubs that have gone, but what would a recent (post 1970s) list look like?

Pubs/Clubs permanently closed: Grey Arms, Radar, County Parks, Amble Legion, The Fourways/Station, Marina, Norseman, ??????(the one in Warkworth along from the Warkworth House Hotel, name I forget at the moment), Shilbottle Club...Bede St Club also in the balance at the moment..... must be a few more.

Millennials, Gen z are not into drinking apparently. That combined with general price gouging probably means more closures in coming years and when our ponzi economy finally implodes a pub will be a rare thing I think. Drinking in Amble in the early eighties- Friday and Saturday night was 5 deep at the bar - you would walk into a place and walk straight back out again because you knew you would be standing there for 20 minutes waiting to get served. Things are a little different now.
Pub in Warkworth now Bertrams was the Black Bull.
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Old 15-09-2018, 07:48 PM
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I think you mean The Back Bull at Warkworth?
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Old 15-09-2018, 10:37 PM
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Black Bull - yes that's the place.
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