Blue plaque № 11744 in Gateshead

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Felling Colliery Disaster. 25 May 1812. Near to this site, 92 men and boys were killed in a colliery explosion; they are remembered on a memorial in Heworth Churchyard. The Rev John Hodgson took up the cause of mine safety, and as a direct result of his efforts, the miners' safety lamp was developed.
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