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Plain Pit, Rainton Colliery, and the Two Explosions - Emails


Taken From A Paper Written By Alan Vickers

Alan Vickers - Your website - Plain Pit, Rainton Colliery, and the Two Explosions
George Humes - Crossfines Row - could you tell me the location please

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Alan Vickers
4 November 2010
Your website - Plain Pit, Rainton Colliery, and the Two Explosions

Fionn - I have tonight found my way to your website and I have enjoyed what I
have seen.

Can I draw your attention to two things:

1.  You have listed the explosion at Plain Pit that took place in 1823 but there was an earlier explosion that you have not listed. 

There was an explosion on 18th December 1817 in which eleven men and sixteen boys were killed.

2.  On Memorials, page 8, there is a headstone for "William Davison of Spiney Row".  This should read "William Davison of Shiney Row".

Regards.


Thank you Alan, sorted William's address


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Subject:
George Humes
17 Jan 2016
Crossfines Row

Crossfines Row could you tell me the location please

Thank you

George Humes

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


So far as I can find out 'Cross Fines Row', used to be in Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham but there is no longer such a Row. There is a Colliery Row still in existence
You could try - Houghton Heritage Society - http://www.houghtonlespring.org.uk/
and - Durham County Records Office - http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/Pages/home.aspx


Plain Pit, Rainton Colliery and the Two Explosions
Taken From A Paper Written By Alan Vickers

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