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Priestman Collieries

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Priestman Collieries Ltd, of Newcastle upon Tyne

1903 Registered. Priestman Collieries, Ltd., has just been registered with a capital of £300,000 in shares (150,000 5% cum. pref.) to adopt an agreement with F. Priestman, L. Priestman, Lucy Priestman, H. Peile, Elizabeth P. Peile, Helen Peile, Frances Pumphrey, and Katherine Stewart, carrying on business in co-partnership as coal masters and coal and coke merchants under the style of "The Owners of the Priestman Collieries," and having their chief in connection therewith at Newcastle....The subscribers are: F. Priestman, 2, Princes Buildings, Newcastle, colliery owner; Henry Peile, 2, Princes Buildings, Newcastle, colliery owner; Miss L. Priestman, Derwent Lodge, Shotley Bridge; Lewis Priestman, Shotley Bridge, colliery owner; Mrs. E. F. Peile, Greenwood, Shotley Bridge; Miss H. Peile, Greenwood, Shotley Bridge; Mrs. F. Pumphrey, Minster Acres, Riding Mill. The number of directors is not be less than three nor more than seven; the first are F. Priestman. Lewis Priestman, and Henry Peile;.[1]

1908 An early example of electricity used for winding gear was installed at the company's Axwell Park Colliery[2]. Presumably from Priestman Power Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. Morpeth Herald - Saturday 26 December 1903
  2. The Times, Jan 22, 1908