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Title : Westoe Colliery Machinery

Description : Photographs taken of Westoe Colliery before closure 1993, by Les Golding. In March 1993, came the announcement that Westoe Colliery was to be closed and many of the working men there carried out their last shifts on 7th May 1993. Westoe Colliery was situated south of the River Tyne, South Shields and was the last pit on the Tyne. Ref: TWAS:35mm.c3.9 (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email To purchase a hi-res copy please email quoting the title and reference number.

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Subject : westoecolliery

Subject : worker

Subject : closure

Subject : 1993

Subject : lesgolding

Subject : rivertyne

Subject : southshields

Subject : pit

Subject : tyne

Subject : newcastle

Subject : tyneandwear

Subject : northeast

Subject : museum

Subject : twam

Subject : tyneandweararchivesandmuseums

Subject : oldphotographs

Subject : oldphotos

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