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The Pit Head Challenge

  1. Who might be called Wallsend's Mr Coal?
  2. Which of Wallsend Colliery's seven pits was named after a person?
  3. What might Wallsend have looked like 200 million years ago?
  4. What do we call the layers in the rock and coal "sandwich"?
  5. Following a coal seam into the hillside is called ............. mining?
  6. What sort of pits did early miners dig?

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