Crash!

Hello, Beamish Collections followers, you might have noticed it’s been very quiet on the blog front lately. Although we’ve plenty of objects and miscellanea from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries we’d like to share, we’re currently dealing with some very 21st century I.T. issues which sadly have resulted in our losing every post since early November (we’re hoping they’ll turn up again soon!)

We’re hoping to resume normal service as soon as possible, but in the meantime here’s a rather appropriate photograph from our archive…

23512 - This 1898 photo shows two Chaldron wagons which have come to grief at the foot of Blackhouse Incline on the Pelaw Main Railway near Birtley after the haulage rope broke.

23512 – This 1898 photo shows two Chaldron wagons which have come to grief at the foot of Blackhouse Incline on the Pelaw Main Railway near Birtley after the haulage rope broke.

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