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Old 13th Dec 2015, 22:25
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Interesting map of the collierys Mr G-C. The house I was born in was on the site of the former Walker Colliery- I think it was the Jane Pit. The houses were built by shipbuilder Charlie Mitchell, after the pit closed, for the workers in his shipyard at the bottom of Mitchell Street.

When I was four, my parents moved to a new estate in Benton which was built across the road from The Ministry. When it was knocking off time at The Ministry there would be loads of buses all lined up along Benton Road, ready to take the staff to all parts of Tyneside and beyond (even Sunderland).

Funny really, that a single request for information for research on someone's family tree should produce something that someone else has a personal link to.
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