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Easington Colliery, a little village in County Durham, England

Easington Colliery Pit and miners houses

At 2.am on the 29th of May 1951, 81 men died in the Easington Colliery coal mine disaster. Two more were to die trying to rescue the miners trapped underground and affected by methane gas. 537 more words


Md. Awards $93,000 To Abandoned Coal Mine Project

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland is giving an Ohio engineering firm $93,000 to help reduce acid drainage from abandoned coal mines in western Maryland. 112 more words


MC&S Mine Sale: 1951

Here is a newspaper clipping from 1951 where my great until Daniel Joseph Meechan is advertising for a public sale of mining equipment to be held Saturday, December 1, 1951. 10 more words

Meechan Mine Accident: Newspaper Article 1932

Location: Station 15, east of Dennison .

Publication: Repository (Canton), Saturday, 23 Jan 1932

Meechans and Coal Mining

My Dad has told me stories about Meechans and coal mines. He said he was absolutely amazed that the mules would come out of the dark mine entrances carrying lots of coal. 279 more words

A miner’s safety lamp

My two blogs – this one and my museum one – have very similar items on today. Both feature a miner’s safety lamp. The museum one was a bit of a ‘why have we got this’ blog. 441 more words