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History of Mining in the North East

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This interactive website uses unique original resources from Newcastle University Special Collections to take you a journey back in time to explore our rich cultural history of mining.  There is opportunity to find out about local mining disasters and the horrific conditions that children as young as 6 had to endure.

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Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Citizenship
  • History
  • Resources
  • Y 5
  • Y 6
  • Y 7
  • Y 8
  • Y 9
  • KS 3