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    Arrow Wardley Coal Disposal Point, Gateshead - August 2009


    Brief timeline of the site..

    1868 - Wardley No.1 Colliery opens.
    1911 - Colliery closes.

    1938 - Wardley No.1 Colliery reopens.
    1947 - Colliery nationalised.
    1959 - Merged with Follonsby Colliery.
    1969 - Merged with Usworth Colliery.
    1974 - Site closes.

    1989 - Reopened as 'Wardley Disposal Point', to replace Swallwell Disposal Point which was to be used as the site of the Metro Centre.
    1995 - Passed on to RJB Mining.
    2005 - Site mothballed.

    Currently used as a container storage area.


    Not many photos as there isn't that much to see, interior photos upon the next trip though :D


















    Cheers ;)

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    Cool! Did you get down any of those conveyor tunnels or are you just teasing us at the moment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.s View Post
    Cool! Did you get down any of those conveyor tunnels?
    Not on this visit, was rushed for time after spending the day visiting a number of colliery sites in south-east Northumberland.
    Hopefully going back in the next few weeks though

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    I would like to see these other collieries... ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by james.s View Post
    I would like to see these other collieries... ;)
    Haha.. most turned out to be only a few minor buildings left standing - work sheds and such, taken over by local transport companies, etc.

    The 'Fenwick Pit / East Holywell Colliery' report I've put up was the most interesting site I found in the area, but I'm currently documenting everything I can find still standing of the north-easts coal industry. So hopefully there's more to come

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    I quite liked the looks of the Fenwick one, did you get in the engine house?


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