Marsden Banner Group
Working at the pit
Marsden Inn and Grotto
Marsden Colliery Band
Souter Point Lighthouse
Fishing the coastline
Economic Bus Service
Welcome to the Marsden Banner Group website.
Marsden Lodge represented the men who worked at Whitburn Colliery (Also known as Marsden Colliery).
The Whitburn Coal Company began sinking Marsden Colliery in 1874. Coal production started in 1882. In 1891 the Whitburn Coal Company hit financial difficulties and the colliery was absorbed into the Harton Coal Company. The colliery was abandoned in 1968 the final shift came up from the shaft bottom on 7th June.
Our aim is to preserve the mining and industrial heritage of our area.
The Lodge Banner is now on permanent display in
Mon: 9.30am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 7pm
Tues: 9.30am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 5pm
Thurs: 9.30am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 7pm
Click link for map and directions.
All copyrights acknowledged were known.
B Cauwood 2013
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Marsden Lodge Banner
Photograph by kind permission of Roy Lambeth Durham Mining Museum
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