This song tells of an explosion of either firedamp or coaldust which took place at the Trimdon Grange colliery in South County Durham on 16 February 1882. Seventy-four miners were killed. One of the common (but unofficial) fund-raising methods in such cases was to write and sell songs about the disaster on the streets. Tommy Armstrong wrote these lyrics to the tune of the ballad "Go and Leave Me If You Wish It" which is best known in America as "Columbus Stockade". Martin Carthy learned the song from Bob Davenport and recorded it on his 1974 album, "Sweet Wivelsfeld". It was reissued in 2003 using the name "The Trimdon Grange Explosion". Lyrics and chords of this song can be found here: http://www.raymondfolk.com/page/Trimdon+Grange You can see a playlist of my mining songs here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF909DA14CE415DF For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com
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Sadly, the quality of this video was lost as it sat in a basement for thirty years! This is segment 6 of 7 of a TV episode called "Mining Songs", which was part of a series for Sudbury Community Television (Cable 7) called "Northern Lights". Recorded on March 8,1984, Stewart Cameron sings songs from England, Scotland & Wales about mining. "The Trimdon Grange Explosion", is another song by Tommy Armstrong (1848 -- 1920).
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Deaf Hill is a village in County Durham, England. It is 7lksituated a short distance to the east of Trimdon Colliery. The origin of the name is not known. The alternative name for the village is Trimdon Station. Locally Deaf Hill is thought to have been called Death Hill. People believed if children were passed through the fork of a sycamore tree they would be cured of diphtheria, inevitably they died and the spot was called Death Hill. The name was changed as more people settled there. This was something told to me as a child, I'm not sure how factual it is."No one seems to know how this pit got its name of Deaf Hill, but the nearest guess is that in days of long ago, if land was very poor, the old farmers would say it was ‘deed’ or ‘dead’ land, which perhaps has grown into the word deaf. The rising land behind the pit is called Sleepy Hill, which does not sound very productive." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_Hill
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At 14:40 on 16 February 1882 the Trimdon Grange colliery suffered a major explosion causing the deaths of 69 men and boys. This is a song written shortly after to raise funds for the victims families in memory of those who had died that day. This version is performed by Godalming based folk writer and performer, Tim Stansfeld.
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Although it tells of a mining disaster in Nova Scotia in 1958, Ewan McColl started to compose this after the Cresswell mining disaster in NE Derbyshire. In Sept 1950, 80 miners died in the Creswell mine; most were from the adjoining villages of Clowne and Creswell. In the Derby Telegraph, Arthur Horner, general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, said: "Blood is on coal today, as it has always been. Let those who criticise the miners, and the costs of coal, now realise the price of its getting". McColl picked up these sentiments, which are here in the Springhill Disaster which was jointly written with Peggy Seager. Sung by Alan Rosevear
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rescue worker George Ottowell has spoken about the horrors he faced arriving at the Easington pit disaster scene as part of the Crook mine rescue team. Watch more videos like this at http://www.journallive.co.uk/_services/ajax/ajax_controller.cfm?event=kyteURL&t=video&u=channels/393033/1350691
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rescue worker George Ottowell has spoken about the horrors he faced arriving at the Easington pit disaster scene as part of the Crook mine rescue team. Watch more videos like this at http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/_services/ajax/ajax_controller.cfm?event=kyteURL&t=video/easington-pit-disaster-memories&u=channels/429947/1350492
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Ethan Lowerson-Marshall reports on a performance at the Sage Gateshead about the 1880 Seaham Colliery Mining Disaster.
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Mines and Collieries of the Durham Coalfield The Prince of Wales visited Mr. Lyndsay & his family. His daughter then aged three can be seen in the gateway, today (2014) she is aged 85 and lives at Ferryhill, County Durham. Featuring: Nutters Buildings Spennymoor & the visit by the Prince of Wales in 1929, Boldon Colliery, Brancepeth Colliery, Burnopfield Colliery, Bute Pit Consett, Dorothea Pit Washington, Easington Colliery, Emma Colliery Ryton, Eppleton Colliery, Hamsteels Colliery, Herrington Colliery, Houghton Colliery Sunderland, Kinblesworth Colliery, Murton Pit, Pelton Pit, Randolph Pit Evenwood, Seaham Pit, South Hetton Colliery, Thornlea Pit, Thornley Colliery, Trimdon Colliery, Tudhoe Mill Colliery, Vane Tempest & Wardley Pit Gateshead. Music by : Kevin MacLeod www.incompetech.com Track: Olde Timey Under Creative Commons License Agreement
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A safety lamp is any of several types of lamp that provides illumination in coal mines and is designed to operate in air that may contain coal dust or gases both of which are potentially flammable or explosive. Until the development of effective electric lamps in the early 1900s miners used flame lamps to provide illumination. Open flame lamps could ignite flammable gases which collected in mines, causing explosions and so safety lamps were developed to enclose the flame and prevent it from igniting the surrounding atmosphere. Flame safety lamps have been replaced in mining with sealed explosion-proof electric lights. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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This is a song about the Gresford Colliery Disaster Near Wrexham,which happened on 22nd of Sepetmber,1934.The Explosion claimed the lives of 266 men and boys from this Wesh Colliery, as the trapped Gas blew the Dennis shaft to peices and trapping all but 9 men. A later 11 men were rescued from the disaster,but the rest,including 3 men of the Llay rescue team were buried in the mass Written by Ewan MacColl.
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This is segment 1 of 7 of a TV episode called "Mining Songs", which was part of a series for Sudbury Community Television (Cable 7) called "Northern Lights". Recorded on March 8,1984, Stewart Cameron sings songs from England, Scotland & Wales about mining. This particular song is about a coal mining disaster in Wales.
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Ed Pickford was born in 1943 in County Durham. Influenced by Woody Guthrie - via Lonnie Donegan - he has written many great songs of working class struggles and concerns including "The Workers' Song", "Ah Cud Hew", "Farewell Johnny Miner", "One Miner's Life" and "Pound a Week Rise". This song is about the great UK miners' strike of 1984-5 and was inspired by a poem, "The Finale", by Florence Anderson. You can hear Ed singing the song here, on his own YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmS5nkOF_BQ You can see the lyrics of this song here: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com/page/The+T-Shirts+and+the+Blood You can see a playlist of my mining songs here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF909DA14CE415DF For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com
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Alex Glasgow, a pitman's son from Gateshead, wrote this song for a BBC radio programme. It later became the title song for a 1968 stage musical which he wrote with Alan Plater. He added the “bairns” verse after the Aberfan disaster. The song has been recorded by several singers, including Derek, Dorothy & Nadine Elliott on their 1976 album "Yorkshire Relish," the Wilson Family (1991), Jon Boden, the Unthanks and YouTube singer, Alan Rosevear. Lyrics and chords of the song can be found here: http://www.raymondfolk.com/page/Close+the+Coalhouse+Door+%28Alex+Glasgow%29 You can see a playlist of my mining songs here: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CF909DA14CE415DF For lyrics and chords of all my songs, please see my website: http://raymondfolk.wikifoundry.com
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