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Photo from @Cympil album - Bedlington & Netherton Old Photos. It is thought to be the 1930's as the land behind the shops, Milne Park, is still waste land - Bedlington Mechanics using the land in the early 1950's.

Extract from Cympil's photo identifying the pit rows.  

Dr Pit & Rows named.jpg

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On 05/02/2021 at 22:22, Alan Edgar (Eggy1948) said:

Photo from @Cympil album - Bedlington & Netherton Old Photos. It is thought to be the 1930's as the land behind the shops, Milne Park, is still waste land - Bedlington Mechanics using the land in the early 1950's.

Extract from Cympil's photo identifying the pit rows.  

Dr Pit & Rows named.jpg

Some of the names of the rows are incorrect.

The photo has been enlarged and cropped and has cut off Shiney Row which can be seen on the extreme left of the main photo.

Telephone Row and Cross Row are correct but -

Shiney Row should read Doctor Terrace.

Doctor Terrace should read North Terrace.

North Terrace should read New South Row.

This is an interesting photo as it shows two winding houses. It shows a new brick built electric winding house (it was later painted white) and in front of it the old steam driven winding house. As I mentioned in a previous posting the steam driven winder was replaced with the electric winder in 1921. So there was loss in production, the new winder house was built behind the old one. The pulley ropes from the old winder were then passed through to the new electric winder and the old steam driven winder house with its chimney demolished. (Information taken from James Tuck’s book “The Collieries of Northumberland”)

This photo show both winding houses in 1921 so it was taken exactly 100 years ago this year!

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2 hours ago, James said:

Some of the names of the rows are incorrect.

The photo has been enlarged and cropped and has cut off Shiney Row which can be seen on the extreme left of the main photo.

Cheers James - I've deleted the cropped photo from my collection, cleaned me specs, and used the full photo with all 6 rows:thumbsup:

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