Tyne and Wear HER(13244): Walker, Christ Church, monument to Walker Colliery disaster - Details
Walker, Christ Church, monument to Walker Colliery disaster
Monument to the victims of an explosion at Walker Colliery 1887. It was erected by the colliery to the memory of 8 men who lost their lives at Ann Pit on Mitchell Street in October 1887. It also commemorates John Dixon who died in another accident on 2 August 1887. The explosion occurred at 1200 feet, about 540 feet from the shaft bottom. The victims are listed with their names and ages. The monument is a square column with an urn on top.
Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial Grounds, pages 139-140