Tyne and Wear HER(5047): Elswick Cemetery, Montague Pit Disaster Memorial - Details
Elswick Cemetery, Montague Pit Disaster Memorial
Tall covered cross, unveiled on 6th June 1926, with the Good Shepherd on one side and a miner on the other. Designed and executed by William Curry of Birtley. Memorial to the Montague Pit Disaster which took place at View Pit, Scotswood on 30th March 1925. 38 miners were killed.
<< HER 5047 >> Pers comm. I. Ayris, 1999, Montague Pit Disaster - Memorials; Alan Morgan, 2004, Beyond the Grave - Exploring Newcastle's Burial grounds, pp 46-47; Roy Thompson, 2004, Thunder Underground - Northumberland Mine Disasters 1815-65, p 31 and 50