Introduction

In this episode, we look at the mining heritage of north east England, the Felling Colliery and pit disaster; the four-poster bed tomb of three small children, and the mystery of the other couple commemorated on the memorial.

What You’ll Hear

  • 0:58: The mining industry in the north of England
  • 1:49: The Felling Colliery
  • 2:23: The pit disaster
  • 2:55: The four-poster bed memorial
  • 4:15: The mystery of who’s in the grave

 

Prefer to read instead? Click here for a transcript – no email required! This episode was inspired by two blog posts I wrote for my Time Pieces History Project on the same topic, and one about the Haddon and Makepeace tomb, which you can read here.

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