An unusual site on the Beamish Tramway during one of our closed days

News from Beamish Telecom

Thanks to some help from BT (the real one!) our project to increase the use of the museums Strowger exchange is making good progress. BT…

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The drift entrance to the underground training galleries where a whole simulated coal face has been recreated

100 Years of the Mines Rescue Service

Today marked the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Mines Rescue Station at Houghton-le-Spring. To mark the event the Station held an open day…

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Visit to Nenthead

Visit to Nenthead

On a recent visit to Nenthead Mines, near Alston in Cumbria, I took the opportunity to have a look around the site.  The visit was…

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News from the Colliery

News from the Colliery

Since the completion of the brick work the Colliery Stables site has been quiet. Contractors have been constructing the timber a-frames offsite and this week…

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The coal, below the machines, with the hand cut face.

Coal still being mined in the North East

After a kind invitation from Banks Mining I was able to visit their Brenkley Lane surface mine in Northumberland. The impressive site is set to be…

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News from the Stables

News from the Stables

Our building team have been busily working away with the Stable building, which is starting to take shape nicely. The brick work of the front…

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Strowger UAX 13

News from the Telephone Exchange

  The museum has had its own Strowger exchange since 1985 when GEC Plessey, Hartlepool, donated a 100 line Siemens type 222. This exchange operated…

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Pit Village News

Pit Village News

Just a brief catch-up on a few things happening around the Pit village this week. The site of the Colliery Stables has been quiet for…

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Colliery Stables begin to grow

Colliery Stables begin to grow

  The Colliery stable are beginning to take shape as the brick work continues to rapidly rise . As mentioned in earlier posts, the building…

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Colliery Stables update

Colliery Stables update

Just a brief updated on the Colliery Stables. Work began this week on the floor of the building. As the stables we are copying has…

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Durham's last surviving pit pony was Pip. He retired to Beamish from Sacriston Colliery in 1985 and lived to the ripe old age of 35. Pip died in 2009

News from the Colliery Stables…

In a bit of a change, of author and subject, I will be looking at some of the other work going on in the Transport…

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