Horden Colliery shaft sinking started
in 1900 and production started in earnest in 1905.
In 1920 the colliery was employing almost two thousand men and it was producing one
million tons of coal annually.
A postcard of Horden Colliery.
The colliery thrived until the early 1970's when water and geological
problems occurred. The colliery finally closed in 1986.
A small factory estate is now on the former colliery site.
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