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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 09:28:38
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Hi everyone,

I am new to this site and currently doing research as to when the Mines Rescue Station in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear opened.

I know it was in 1913, but I cannot find the day or month that it was opened.

Any information you have on this would be greatly appreciated, or if you know where I could find this information.


Thank you
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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 11:30:55
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Hi not much on exact dates but some info (which you probably already have ) here


http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/rescue_hist/mines_act.htm

and here
http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/houghtoncolliery/houghton_colliery_timeline.htm

here
http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/

hope this helps

Andy
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Posted: 19/11/2013 12:11:57
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Why not ring/email them and ask, I'm sure someone would know and they are a genuinely helpful bunch too! Smile

https://www.minesrescue.com/article/houghton
IP: 31.84.52.228 Edited: 19/11/2013 12:13:28 by Jimbo
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Posted: 19/11/2013 12:34:04
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It's funny that we now have more mine rescue centers ,
than we have mines LoL Big Grin
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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 16:14:59
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Aditaddict wrote:

It's funny that we now have more mine rescue centers ,
than we have mines LoL Big Grin


Yes, an interesting thought, but not actually correct!
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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 17:08:37
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Had a dig around bt couldn't come up with a date.
I did however find this diagram of the station that may be of interest.



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From : Mine rescue work and organization (1921)
https://archive.org/stream/minerescueworkor00bulmuoft
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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 17:09:15
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I bow to your superior knowledge
i was referring to coal , not open cast , mineral , or metal
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Houghton (Mines Rescue) Other Rock Mine
Posted: 19/11/2013 21:50:39
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Aditaddict wrote:

I bow to your superior knowledge
i was referring to coal , not open cast , mineral , or metal

It depends on whether you include the smallmines as well as the deep pits.
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