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My Work – Easington Colliery Pit Cage

3 mayo, 2014
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The Easington Colliery Pit cage stands on the former site of Easington Colliery Coal Mine; an everlasting monument to mining in this area.

The colliery closed on May 7th, 1993 with a loss of 1,400 jobs; this hit the local economy hard, which even today is still struggling to recover.

Easington Colliery was featured in the film Billy Elliot in 2000 and in 2008, the village was featured in Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire, where advertising mogul Carl Hopkins donated over £30,000 to the community.

Below is a series of images of the Pit Cage and surrounding area:

On a hilltop above the former site of Easington Colliery stands a pit cage, a monument to a vanished life – 83 years of mining coal.

Have not done much to this photo. It shows the surface of the pit cage monument in more detail.

A close up of the structure including the…

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