Photographer's Note

Hi ,
This is a shot of Woodhorn colliery which lies in south-east Northumberland close to the town of Ashington. It was a working pit for more than 80 years, from 1894 until it finally closed its doors in 1981. Using the original pit buildings, the site reopened as a colliery museum in 1989. Today, the former colliery is recognised as the best surviving example of a late 19th to early 20th century colliery from the North East of England .
At its peak the colliery employed over 2000 men and now only a handful as a reminder of what once was.
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