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Horden Colliery

 

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Horden Colliery shaft sinking started in 1900 and production started in earnest in 1905.

 

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Early Miners.

 

In 1920 the colliery was employing almost two thousand men and it was producing one million tons of coal annually.

 

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A postcard of Horden Colliery.

 

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Coal trucks.

 

 

The colliery thrived until the early 1970's when water and geological problems occurred.  The colliery finally closed in 1986.

 

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A small factory estate is now on the former colliery site.

 

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