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St Peter's Church, Wallsend Buried in unmarked graves in the churchyard are many victims of mining disasters, with memorial plaques commemorating both the Heaton Main Colliery Disaster of 1815 and the Wallsend Colliery Disaster of 1835.
West Wallsend, New South Wales At the time of the opening, on 3 July 1888, it was estimated West Wallsend Colliery would produce up to 200,000 tons of coal a year. In 1895 Caledonian Collieries Limited purchased the company, its collieries, and the railway.
John Buddle In collaboration with William Chapman, Buddle is also considered to have designed the pioneering locomotive "Steam Elephant" for Wallsend Colliery and an eight-wheeled geared engine for the Lambton Waggonway.
David Watkins (Australian politician) Born in Wallsend, New South Wales to Welsh parents, Watkins embarked upon a career as a coal miner in the Wallsend colliery in 1881. In 1894, after several years as a trade union official, he entered politics when he successfully ran for Wallsend in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly on behalf of the Labor Party.
West Wallsend, New South Wales West Wallsend's origins are in coal mining, the main concern being West Wallsend Colliery, from whose boundaries the old town grew. The West Wallsend Coal Company was formed in 1885 with a capital of £90,000 sterling. It secured of freehold land at and around where the township now stands. A shaft of in depth serviced the Borehole seam of almost in thickness.
West Wallsend, New South Wales During the industry slump in 1923 it was announced that West Wallsend Colliery would close, raising questions in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. Regardless of massive reserves, the mine closed on 14 September 1923, 5,376,410 tons of coal having been extracted in its relatively short period of operations – 35 years.
Robert Cameron (New South Wales politician) Cameron was born in the Hunter Region coal mining town of Minmi. He was the son of a coal-miner and was educated to elementary level at Plattsburg public school. His initial employment was as a coal miner at the Wallsend Colliery at the age of 14. He was an office-holder in the Miners' Federation prior to his election to parliament.
Felling mine disasters In an era before the invention of the safety lamp, the only practical source of light was a candle. Where explosive gas was suspected, a Spedding mill was used. A steel cylinder was revolved at high speed against a flint and the resulting shower of sparks gave some light. Although safer than candles, the Wallsend colliery explosion of 1785 had shown that mills could cause explosions.
Wallsend Much of Wallsend's early industry was driven by coal mining. The Wallsend Colliery consisted of 7 pits which were active between 1778 and 1935. In the 1820s the pits became incorporated as Russell's Colliery, which then became The Wallsend and Hebburn Coal Company Ltd. By 1924 the colliery employed 2,183 people. Its most prominent manager was mining and railway engineer John Buddle who helped develop the Davy Lamp.
Beamish Museum "Steam Elephant" is a replica of an original locomotive built in 1814/14, the existence of which was not known of in modern times until 1931. Originally thought to be a design by George Stephenson, through research by the museum it was later determined to have been designed by William Chapman' for use in John Buddle's Wallsend Colliery, before moving on to Washington and then Hetton collieries, with records of its service appearing to end in the 1840s. Working from a contemporaneous oil and water colour paintings, which were also the source of the name, the museum designed and built the replica from 1999 to 2002.