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 Subject  Date  Description
Acomb 08 August 1933 At the opening of a new youth hostel in Acomb, it was noted that none of the younger generation dared to use the Americanism ?hiking? to describe the new craze for walking that had prompted the construction of the hostel.
Acomb 13 February 1934 Owing to lack of interest, Acomb Flower Show committee decided that the event should be abandoned.
Acomb 18 January 1938 Locals brought a blaze at the Queens Arms Hotel in Acomb under control before the fire brigade arrived.
Acomb 01 January 1941 (1941 Date unspecified) Plans to improve the water supply of the village were turned down by the Ministry of Health.
Acomb 23 May 1947 A ?2,800 borehole scheme intended to improve the water supply of Acomb proved to be a resounding failure.
Acomb 25 December 1948 A ?500 appeal was launched to provide a lychgate at the church of St. John Lee.
Acomb 12 January 1951 Acomb colliery was faced with the prospect of closure, unless it could strike a new workable coal seam. This threatened the village with increased levels of unemployment for the second time in the history of the pit.
Acomb 19 January 1951 Miners at Acomb who were digging for a new workable coal seam to prevent their pit from closing had a narrow escape when tons of stone and earth crashed down on them.
Acomb 06 April 1951 An aggregate of 480 years in the mining industry was recognised when the presentation of long and meritorious service certificates were presented to nine veteran miners at Acomb colliery.
Acomb 18 April 1952 Acomb miners failed in their bid to find a new workable coal seam and to save their colliery from closing. The closure was announced because of a steady fall in output and a deterioration in the quality of the coal. All the men were to be found jobs in other pits.

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