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Wearmouth colliery

The coal reserves nearest to the coast could not be reached before deep-mine technologies were developed early in the 19th century. Wearmouth colliery, on the site now occupied by the Stadium of Light, was the deepest mine in the world when it opened in the 1830s.

Content generated during research for two paperback books 'Sunderland and its Origins: Monks to Mariners' (ISBN 13 : 9781860774799) and 'Sunderland: Building a City' (ISBN 13 : 978-1-86077-547-5 ) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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