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Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck
Newbiggin Colliery Truck

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A pit tub erected to mark the site of and commemorate Newbiggin Colliery. A restored Yorkshire pit tub from a builder’s yard has been painted, inscribed and mounted on a plinth, with rails and chains, and painted stones to depict coal.

Date

1984

Medium

steel & paint

Accession number

NE64_SD_S006

Acquisition method

commissioned by Billy Harris, retired mineworker

Work type

Readymade

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on an attached black plaque in large letters and numerals: NEWBIGGIN / COLLIERY / 1908 1967.; on a smaller attached plaque in small lettering: This pit tub was erected in 1984 to mark the site of / NEWBIGGIN COLLIERY / The Colliery, which was sunk in 1909, employed / 1,100 men at its peak and produced up to 265,000 tonnes yearly / The Colliery closed in 1967 and the area / was reclaimed by Northumberland County Council in 1978


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Located at

Woodhorn Road, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

NE64 6HG

Located near the corner with Collingwood Road, on the route of the old waggonway.