Easter Treat

Here’s an unusual Easter post – showing how in Durham in the 1950s industry carried on, holiday or no holiday!

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These photographs from Beamish’s archive show workmen replacing a severely cracked winding drum crank over an Easter weekend at Silksworth Colliery around 1950.

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77551 – Detail of the fractured crank.

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