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5047


Newcastle


Elswick Cemetery, Montague Pit Disaster Memorial


Elswick


NZ26SW


Commemorative



Commemorative Monument


Modern


C20


Structure


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.


224


636


NZ224636



<< 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

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