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Seaham Colliery, known locally as "The KnacK" pit, began production in 1852. It's story is filled with drama, tragedy and heroism and will be recounted in the "Heritage" pages of "Seaham Harbour OnLine". In one explosion on the 8th September 1880, 164 men and boys lost there lives at Seaham Colliery. Messages left by those trapped by the explosion were heartrending. One message left by Ric Cole read:
"Bless the Lord we have had a jolly prayer meeting, every man ready for glory. Praise the Lord."
Seaham Colliery was the first of the towns pits to close, though at the time (1987) it was termed an amalgamation with Vane Tempest Colliery.

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Last updated: 7th April 1996