A Pre-War View of Thornley Colliery
Thornley Pit 1920s

I bought this view of Thornley Colliery from a market stall in Durham in the early 1990s. The picture sees to date from the pre-war period. Seen from the railway line, the distinctive ‘battlement’ design on the pit winding gear to the left is especially well showcased here. To read my father’s memories of the village in the 1920s, click here.