Woodmuir Colliery

By Margaret Collins

Woodmuir Colliery at the village of Breich was nicknamed the Blinky, after Blinkbonny, a nearby mining hamlet that housed some of its miners.  It opened in 1896, and was taken over by the major coal company, United Collieries, in 1902.  
Later it was operated together with Loganlea and Foulshiels Collieries.  It closed in 1963.

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This page was added by Margaret Collins on 28/03/2012.
Comments about this page

Very nice photograph - is that the pit you can still see at Breich village?

By Sybil Cavanagh
On 28/03/2012

Yes that is the Pit you can see from Breich village.

By Margaret Collins
On 23/06/2012

My GG grandfather was killed by falling down a shaft at Woodmuir pit. This was in 1879. Would this be the same place. They lived at Blinkbonny.

By Margaret Foster
On 26/09/2012