Keys to the Past

Ace of Spades (Widdrington Station and Stobswood)

The Ace of Spades is a huge excavating machine working on an opencast coal mine. It was built in the 1980s at a cost of £15 million and weighs over 4000 tons.

Reference number:N11914
Historical period: Late 20th Century (1967 to 2000)

To find out more about a particular site, please click the Identify button (i) on the toolbar, then click the site on the map.
The Historic maps option is only available when the map scale is between 2500 and 10000.

See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Widdrington Station and Stobswood

Disclaimer -

Please note that this information has been compiled from a number of different sources. Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracy contained therein. If you wish to use/copy any of the images, please ensure that you read the Copyright information provided.