'The alarm was given and a number of workmen formed a search party.' Lamp cabin
attendant Peter Mitchell, strolling round the pithead, spotted a 'broad-shoulder man' who made off at 'extraordinary speed' over ground covered in wires and metal.
At the drift mine and lamp cabin
, the story of the Bevin Boys will be told.
Somers leads us to the lamp cabin
. This is where miners traded in a small, round ID tag for a lamp and battery apparatus before heading down into the pit.
Visitors to Beamish can follow the Culture Shock trail, to the Chapel, Lamp Cabin
, one of the pit cottages, the Upper Bank Room and the Culture Shock Marquee.
6 The Colliery Lamp Cabin
, the newest exhibit, shows what it was like at the start of a shift in the mines when pitmen collected their lamps.
Also shortlisted in the tourism category are the replica colliery lamp cabin
, at Beamish Museum and the Waves Leisure Centre in Whitley Bay.
We've been benefiting from that stay at home pound." The museum is concentrating hard on events to attract more visitors and has recently opened a pounds 1m lamp cabin
Project leader Chris Scott said: "We're aiming to recreate a 1913 miners' lamp cabin
as part of our colliery exhibit, and are using both original artefacts and new items which have been manufactured to be as close to the originals as possible."