County Durham’s First Virtual Town - Established 1994
Web site designed & created by E.W.Mason © 1994-2010
Welcome to Seaham Harbour Online.
We hope you will enjoy your visit to Seaham in the north-east of England and will
return again and again. Please don’t leave without a visit to our Guestbook. You’ll
find it an extremely informative experience and you just might find a name or two
which you recognise from the past.
A GLANCE AT SEAHAM HARBOUR
A Miracle of Nature
Seaham Harbour is a modern miracle of nature and of human collaboration.
Seaham’s known history dates back to Saxon or perhaps Roman times as evidenced by
the Church of St Mary the Virgin.
Its Harbour was hewn from the cliffs in order to transport coal from neighbouring
mines. Mining dominated the landscape for almost 150 years. Colliery waste disposal
from Seaham’s three deep mines, which reached out more than 3 miles under the North
Sea, seemed to have irreversibly spoiled the stunningly beautiful beaches and coastline.
But nature was to have the last word and when the pits finally closed in 1992, the
sea began a clean up which to many of us is a miracle. The local communities and
councils worked their socks off to contribute to the transformation which still continues.
Seaham is now a rapidly improving seaside town to be proud of . We hope we can give
you some feeling for the place and its people on the pages of this web site.
“The Brothers - waitin’ t’ gan down”
Seaham’s latest cultural acquisition. Located close to Barclays Bank in the town centre the sculpture was unveiled in a ceremony on Sunday, 31 July 2011. The work is by artist Brian Brown and is dedicated in memory and respect to the industrial heritage of Seaham that fuelled the local economy. It is dedicated to all those who worked so hard below ground and under the sea at Seaham, Dawdon and Vane Tempest Collieries....to provide energy for Britain’s homes and industries for so many years risking life and limb.