July 5th 1886. A pitman fell out of the cage as it was being lowered down the shaft at Heworth today.He leaves a widow and a large family.
July 11th 1875 . Frank McKenna & Joseph Simpson were each sentenced to 6 months hard labour today for robbing with violence at the Felling. The person robbed was Cain Forsyth a boy chemist apprentice in Newcastle.
July 20th 1933. A man fell from Pelaw Stationís platform yesterday and beheaded by a passing train. He was named as Thomas Sewell age 67 of Windsor Cres, Hebburn.
July 25th 1911 There was great excitement in the Felling today as the first British aeroplane appeared in the skies above the town.The plane was taking part in the Daily Mail round Britain air race.
July 27th 1910. Felling Park opened today at 7-15pm with a procession from Victoria Square, headed by the Felling Colliery Silver Band. Formerly an old quarry, it cost £2000 to transform the site into a Park
July 30th 1921 . William Henry Hutchinson age 17 from Heworth was killed today whilst larking about on the Figure of Eight railway at South Shields Amusement Park. He fell 28ft to his death.
July 26th 1891 Five Felling men were amongst those entombed when a large condenser at the Friars Goose Chemical Works collapsed today. Three of them were rescued alive.
July 22nd 1932 Richard Thompson of Heworth Burn Cres was today accused of causing excessive noise from a Steam Lorry, and not maintaining the tyres. His employers were ordered to put £1 in the Poor Box.