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County Durham,England

My great great grandfather William Worthington b.1813 came to county Durham in the 1840s and moved round the county from coal mine to coal mine(Castle Eden,Thornley,Trimdon) often returning to Lancashire,then about 1861 he returned to Lancashire for good leaving some family in Durham and some in Lancashire.

Gr.Gr.Grandfather William Worthington b1813 worked here.

Gr.Gr.Grandfather William Worthington b1813 worked here.

Brother David Park Worthington b1933 worked here.

Plus a few cousins.

Gr.Gr.Grandfather William Worthington b1813 worked here.

Grandfather Anthony Worthington worked here.

Grandfather David Park worked here, was a Overman.

Also Uncle David Park.

Brother David Park Worthington worked here.

Grandfather Anthony Worthington worked here.

Plus Uncle Anthony (Anty), John William (Johnny), Abraham  (Aby), James (Jim), Joseph (Joe) and and many cousins.

I myself worked at this Pit for just over a year, then I saw the light.

MAJOR NORTH-EAST COLLIERY DISASTERS (1708-1951)

 

1708 - FATFIELD (69 dead)

1743 - BENSHAM (80 dead)

1767 - FATFIELD (39 dead)

1773 - CHARTERSHAUGH (23 dead)

1794 - PICKTREE (30 dead)

1805 - OXCLOSE, WASHINGTON (38 dead)

1805 - HEBBURN (35 dead)

1812 - FELLING (92 dead)

1813 - FATFIELD HALL PIT (32 dead)

1815 - NEWBOTTLE (57 dead)

1815 - HARRATON, WASHINGTON (38 dead)

1815 - HEATON COLLIERY (70 dead)

1817 - WEST RAINTON (27 dead)

1819 - SHERIFF HILL (35 dead)

1821 - WALLSEND (52 dead)

1823 - PLAIN PIT, RAINTON (59 dead)

1826 - JARROW (34 dead)

1833 - SPRINGFIELD (47 dead)

1835 - WALLSEND (102 dead)

1841 - WILLINGTON (32 dead)

1844 - HASWELL (95 dead)

1845 - JARROW (39 dead)

1849 - HEBBURN (31 dead)

1855 - ELEMORE, NEAR HETTON (28 dead)

1860 - BURRADON (76 dead)

1862 - HARTLEY, NEAR BLYTH (204 dead)

1866 - PELTON (24 dead)

1880 - SEAHAM (164 dead)

1882 - TRIMDON GRANGE (74 dead)

1882 - TUDHOE (35 dead)

1886 - ELEMORE (28 dead)

1896 - BRANCEPETH (20 dead)

1899 - BRANDON (6 dead)

1906 - WINGATE (24 dead)

1908 - WASHINGTON GLEBE (14 dead)

1909 - WEST STANLEY (168 dead)

1942 - MURTON (13 dead)

1947 - LOUISA COLLIERY (21 dead)

1951 - EASINGTON (81 dead)

Grandfather Anthony Worthington worked at this colliery, also my Uncles and cousins.