Tyne and Wear HER(4354): Dinnington, Havannah Colliery - Details
Dinnington, Havannah Colliery
The two adits which gave access to Havannah Colliery were opened by the National Coal Board in the early 1950s. The small scale operation worked only one coal face and gave employment to approximately 450 people. By June 1976 reserves of coal were low and geological problems were being encountered. The drift was abandoned in September 1977. The pit heaps were landscaped and planted by Tyne and Wear County Council and now form the Three Hills Picnic Site. A number of former coliery buildings are still in use as industrial workshops.
<< HER 4354 >> I. Ayris, pers comm, 1995; Durham Mining Museum www.dmm.org.uk; James T. Tuck, 1997, Colleries of Northumberland, Volume 2, pp 62-68