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Ellington Colliery: Coal mining comes to an end in the North East

King Coal dethroned with just five words by Paul McMillan, Evening Chronicle, January 27, 2005 Just five weasel words were needed to end centuries of our industrial heritage. "Gentlemen the pit is closed" were the words from Ellington axeman Gerry Spindler. What it meant was the Big E, the last superpit in a once proud […]

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