Re: Sunday's Header
Posted by N44 on June 6, 2021, 10:10:37, in reply to "Re: Sunday's Header"
Hi Carol, |
I'm hoping someone like Bill Lees will see todays header and add something to this post.I cant really help but will have a look through my records. Here is a bit interesting info on Hebburn Colliery.
In 1857 the village of Hebburn was a mining settlement and still a place of modest proportions. There was a post office, a pub, a brick yard, two shipbuilding yards and chapels. The mining village was near the river just to the west of Jarrow. The street-names High Lane Row and neighbouring School Street mark the location of the village today. There were three pits associated with the colliery. A Pit was at the heart of the village, B pit was just to the south between St Oswalds Church and Victoria Rd east. C Pit was to the west just before St Andrew’s Church in the Hebburn Quay area.
Hebburn's ‘Low Road’ was called Waggonway Road and it linked ‘C’ Pit.to ‘A’ Pit
Hebburn Quay was situated on the river bend facing across the Tyne to Wallsend and was originally a separate settlement that was home to an Iron Ship and Boiler Makers Manufactory. Large quantities of ballast had been deposited by ships since the seventeenth century and this played its part in the development of the quay which jutted out into the Tyne.
Later in the nineteenth century, a third place called Hebburn - Hebburn New Town had developed just south of Hebburn Quay, quite close to Hebburn Hall. The present town centre of Hebburn is focused on this area. By the late nineteenth century industries focused in this area were along the river and included The Tyne Works or Tharsis Sulphur works (sulphur and copper) established in 1869 just north of Pelaw Main. They faced across the Tyne to Walker Shore. Just to the north and further downstream on this river bend was Tenants alkali works (1864). Much of the remaining riverside stretching east to Hebburn Colliery was a home to shipyards.