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Default Stobswood Colliery & Burn Brickworks Today

Some photos of the site today for the record.




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

Below: 1954 map





Below: 1896 map




Below: 1866 map

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Brickworks. Long deceased hydraulic hose.

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Brickworks. Rail tracks


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



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



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Stobswood Colliery site.

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





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


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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.
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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
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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
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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

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