The village of Blackhall Colliery, and Blackhall Rocks, lies on the North Sea coast of County Durham between Horden and Hartlepool. Although there is evidence of Anglo- Saxon settlement in the area the village owes its existence, and name, to the mining of coal in the early 20th century.
The sinking of Blackhall colliery started in the summer of 1909 when the first shaft was sunk. A close-knit mining community developed as the colliery expanded.
Although the colliery has now gone memories, and the village, live on.