South Shields Local History Group are looking forward to learning more about Mining in South Tyneside from their member, Ian Robertson, on Monday July 17th. Ian has always been interested in mining history and has a lifetime's experience of our local minefields.
From beginning as an apprentice surveyor at Wardley Colliery in 1965, to working on the sinking of Westoe Crown shaft and joining the area subsidence team at Whitburn's 'Crystal Palace', he became a mine Surveyor at Wearmouth Colliery in 1970. After studying Civil Engineering at Newcastle University he worked as a surveyor on tunnelling projects, including the Metro system. Although retired now, he still advises on Mining Minerals and the Environment. With all this knowledge and expertise, his talk is bound to be a fascinating insight into our local mining history.
The meeting will be held in Room A, upstairs in Cleadon Park Library, at the end of Prince Edward Road, between 5.15 - 6.45pm. As always, we will be very pleased to welcome visitors to Ian's talk with a charge of £1.