Swalwell Primary School

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Local Coal Mines

The children in Year 3 and 4 have been working hard looking at old maps of our local area. They have been locating coal mines, collieries and quarries in and around Swalwell and tracking the route of coal from the mines to Dunston Staithes.


The children loved exploring the local area by comparing maps from 1862 all the way to 2021! We spent time looking at when our school was built and how the community and houses have developed over time.