Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Broomhill Collieries

From Graces Guide

of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1858: 'The means by which the coal was wrought was manual labour ; and he mentioned that the only machine which he knew of that had been applied to the purpose was Johnson and Dixon's coal cutting machine, Which had recently been experimentally tried at Broomhill Colliery in Northumberland, where it was found to cut one and half tons of coal in six minutes, and wrought with considerable success, but it had not been brought practically into use, and could only be used with the long wall system of working, which, as well as the ordinary system of working mines, he explained and illustrated by the diagrams. ....'[1]

1858: 'The engineer at Seghill colliery is Mr. Johnson, late of Broomhill colliery, who, in conjunction with Mr. Dixon, his partner in the Gallowgate ironworks, invented the coal-cutting machine alluded to by Mr. Nicholas Wood at the recent meeting of Mechanical Engineers in this town.' [2]

  • 1900 The company was registered on 1 November, for the purpose of taking over as going concerns the businesses of three other companies, the Broomhill Coal Company (Limited), the Radcliffe Coal Company (Limited), the steamers of the Broomhill Shipping Company (Limited), and of purchasing all the debentures of the Warkworth Harbour Commissioners. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Newcastle Journal - Saturday 28 August 1858
  2. Gateshead Observer - Saturday 4 September 1858
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908