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Posted: 08/10/2019 14:02:39
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Hi my names Dave and I am a walk leader in the Beamish area North West Durham, our walks pass many old colliery and mine sites. One of my interests is to discover the mining history of the area and incorporate it into our walks.
Dave
IP: 2.27.149.152
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Joined: 06/06/2008
Location: Ouston

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Posted: 08/10/2019 17:40:12
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Dave,
a useful resource for you would be the Durham Mining Museum, available online. I know that the Ouston and Urpeth pits are on there, (I live there). Pelton Library has a few books in the local interest section that you might find useful. Also the National Library of Scotland have a very useful resource of old OS maps available online.
I am a bit busy for the next week or two, but have been walking the area for the past 30 years and have an idea about some of the pits, if you PM me with your email I may be able to offer a few more pointers.
Colin
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