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May 27, 2012 - The Durham coast- a walk through history

Again in an effort to avoid the weekend crowds we headed to Durham Coast. We had picked up that there was a coastal path that ran for 11 miles from Seaham in the north to Crimdon in the south. Coal mining was the dominant industry in the area throughout the 20th century and up until 1993 tipping of colliery waste onto the beaches was the common practice. Following the closure of the pits in the early 1990’s a large regeneration project entitled “Turning the Tide” began. Today nature has reclaimed the land and the beaches, with only a trace...

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