The End of the Line

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Azzy Baby on January 30, 2011

The endof the line for the old colliery railway at Old Hartley.

Amelia Royan on February 17, 2011

I find this photo very appealing Azzy, and want to know more about it. I assume that the colliery is now closed, as is the railway; but someone evidently takes care of the site, as they've planted winter pansies :))

Cheers, Amelia

Azzy Baby on February 18, 2011

Hi Amelia there is a lot of history and tragedy related to this colliery. 204 miners, men and boys, died tragically in 1862. Here are a couple of links to sites telling the history. Old Hartley Hartley Colliey Medals Hope you enjoy, best wishes, Azzy

Amelia Royan on February 18, 2011

What an interesting history here Azzy, and what a terrible disaster! It seems that nothing really changes; the owners of mines or oil wells will try to cut corners to save a few pounds or dollars here and there, with disastrous results both for the workers and their families, and for the environment!

Thank you for that link.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Azzy Baby on February 18, 2011

Hi Amelia glad you found the history interesting, hope you saw there were two links in my post as I didn't put a space between them Hartley Colliery Medals was the second one. Best wishes. Azzy

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Photo taken in Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, Northumberland NE26, UK

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  • Uploaded on January 30, 2011
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    by Azzy Baby
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2010/11/06 15:16:23
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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