Seaham Beach in Clear Water
Seaham is on the North East Coast of England in County Durham. A place formerly of heavy industry, manufacture of glass and mining for coal. The beaches along by Seaham is often combed for glass, and is often turned into pendants by jewellery makers.
This is the main beach at Seaham which runs from the rocks that separate it from the harbour all the way to the Vane Tempest Beach. This is a 13 second exposure and has softened the clouds and water so that we can still see the rocks just beneath the water with such clarity. The beach used to be blackened by coal.
Dawdon and Easington Collieries used to operate by Seaham. With their closures, after surviving the Miner's strike of 1983 - 1984, and the local community have turned the beaches into wonderful place by the sea.
Easington was the last pit to close in the Durham coalfield in 1993. Dawdon closed two years earlier in 1991. My local pit Bearpark Colliery closed in 1984 and lot of the miners from the village continued to work at Dawdon.
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