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Mining Monument, Felling, Tyne and Wear

Mining Monument, Felling, Tyne and Wear
Photograph taken 03 April 2001 © Mr J E Todd LRPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 303814

This is a memorial to 91 people killed at Felling Colliery in May 1812. The youngest was aged 8. After this accident the rector of Heworth, John Hodgson, set about forming the Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Coal Mines. He also encouraged Sir Humphrey Davy in the development of his safety lamp.

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