Reading more items on the subject it appears that the coal industry was becoming “out of date” as a means of producing power, it was just too expensive to sustain. The cost to the tax payer was becoming excessive.
I have been looking at the decline of the industries that build Hebburn. Reyrolle’s, Leslie’s, Palmers Hebburn as to why they declined. I know why the likes of Palmers (Vickers Armstrong Constructional Div,n.) as I worked there from 1958 to 1966 and other firms until 2003.
I may write about it sometime.
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