2006

NZ3057 : Washington F Pit Museum

taken 18 years ago, near to Washington, Sunderland, England

Washington F Pit Museum
Washington F Pit Museum
In the 18th/19th century, a series of coal pits were sunk in the area and lettered from A - J. F pit was sunk in 1777. By the 1960s F Pit employed 1500 men and was the UK's oldest working coalmine.

F Pit was closed in 1968. The pit head and winding house was preserved as a small museum (open summer weekends only). Today it is in a park and surrounded by trees; it is difficult to imagine the working pit with its 200 ft high slagheap!

More info: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

Historical info: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) (halfway down the page)

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Washington F Pit [6] · Park [3] · Closed [2] · Pit Head [2] ·
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NZ3057, 20 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Brian Abbott   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 19 May, 2006   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 May, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 302 573 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:54.5703N 1:31.8296W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 302 574
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NZ3057)
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