Washington 'F' Pit

Washington 'F' Pit Miners

Step back in time and remember the region's coalmining heritage.

See the impressive winding engine which once took pitmen to the coalface and brought coal to the surface, now operated by an electric motor. The 'F' pit, which was sunk in 1777, became the largest coal-producing pit at the colliery but eventually closed on 21 June 1968 when the last coals were drawn to the surface.

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Mowbray Park in Sunderland city centre is one of the oldest parks in the North East. Restored to its former Victorian splendour, it has an intriguing array of art works.


Tomorrow at City Space graphic novel expo is back. So much to see, 10am-6pm. https://t.co/fzsdEnvOei 3 days 14 hours ago
Local band, local stage, huge international event! at pre friendly tonight https://t.co/Qi0mr5GkgQ 3 days 15 hours ago
Plenty of family fun to be had at the seafront this Bank Holiday weekend, including a bubbleologist! https://t.co/JU5KpJSLAK 4 days 3 hours ago
It looks a little grim down today. Perhaps it's a day to do something indoors: https://t.co/hFeysJCN1f https://t.co/7UOJb0sdYg 4 days 14 hours ago
It does look a little grim down today. Perhaps it's a day for something indoors to do: https://t.co/hFeysJCN1f 4 days 14 hours ago
So much going on in Sunderland this week... Including https://t.co/g9vikoSy1F 6 days 14 hours ago
The countdown to is on! https://t.co/RP4deTBWoG https://t.co/66GS1nQbRw 6 days 14 hours ago
Looking very pleasant down at tonight too: https://t.co/2kfDF2KeBe 1 week 3 hours ago
Plenty of people out in the evening sun at Penshaw Monument... With views like this it's hardly surprising! https://t.co/EYz5boXX4O 1 week 6 hours ago
RT : opens 2moro! See a sneak peek @ https://t.co/bZo9s4KiXk For tix & info go 2 https://t.co/oK3J3zSwZl https://t.co/EHy7j3jTmh 1 week 9 hours ago
RT : Lovely bike ride this morning along our coast https://t.co/rNB4lPtFEf 1 week 9 hours ago
RT : Our duckery is 20 tomorrow! Since opening, there's been over 1,600 ducklings, goslings & flaming-lings reared there! https://t.co/yg5dbHQpzj 1 week 3 days ago
RT : literature, art and creative enthusiasts come along to this free event next week! https://t.co/FrNW4RcPG1 1 week 3 days ago
More Bank Holiday action for you early planners, some amazing industrial heritage on show at Ryhope Engine Museum... https://t.co/iF8Zd82SQJ 1 week 3 days ago
Making plans for BH wknd yet? This event at Roker sounds an ideal way to tire out your youngsters... and it’s free! https://t.co/dcD5fQSTFX 1 week 3 days ago


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