I lived in the village of BACKWORTH, Tyne and Wear, my father worked in the pit. I am trying to obtain info and photos of these subjects. I am building replicas of them in my garden. At present I have the Pit complete with winding wheel, shunting engines and rail lines, most copied from memory or old photos. More info would be welcome.
Once completed I could send you photos
Photos From Disused Stations.org
The colliery was at the south end of Northumberland Terrace
Maude Pit - Backworth Colliery. Maude Pit closed 2 December 1960.
1919 OS Map. Backworth Colliery consisted of a number of separate pits all served by the colliery railway. This is Maude Pit which is close to the miners' houses (top right). It is likely trains would have picked up or set down passengers in this vicinity.
re Backworth Colliery (owners Backworth Collieries Ltd) Northumberland
Several shafts ..... Taken over by National Coal Board 1st January 1947
Backworth Algernon 1820 - closed Feb 1966
Backworth Eccles closed July 1980
Backworth Fenwick closed Aug 1973
Backworth Maude closed Dec 1960
Also Information At Durham Mining Museum Website:-
Algernon Colliery - http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/a006.htm
Backworth Colliery, also known as Eccles Colliery - http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/b014.htm
Blue Bell Pit (See also Backworth Colliery) - http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/b089.htm
Earsdon Colliery - http://www.dmm.org.uk/colliery/e033.htm