Place:Easington Colliery, Durham, England


NameEasington Colliery
Located inDurham, England

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Easington Colliery is a former coal mining town in County Durham, in England. It is situated to the north of Horden, and a short distance to the east of Easington Village. The town is known for a mining accident or disaster which occurred, on 29 May 1951 when an explosion in the mine resulted in the deaths of 83 men (including 2 rescue workers). It has a population of 4,959.

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