Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 133,996 pages of information and 212,786 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Oxclose Colliery, Washington

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The site is now the A182 Washington Highway and the car park near the Galleries shopping centre.

1718 Newcomen engine erected

29th Nov 1805 Explosion, 38 lives lost

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