Bell Brothers and
Dorman Long & Co. Ltd

[More information will be added to this page in due course.]

Bowburn Colliery was sunk and operated by Bell Brothers Ltd., which became part of Dorman Long & Co. Ltd. in 1923.

The excellent Durham Mining Museum website lists the collieries and directors of Bell Brothers Ltd. and Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd.

Minutes of meetings of the directors of Bell Bros Ltd are held in Middlesbrough Council’s Teesside Archives. Extracts relevant to the Bowburn area have been transcribed by Bowburn LHS. (See below.)

In 1929, Dorman Long & Co. Ltd. produced a schedule of properties, for reference, for its employees. A copy of the pages relating to Bowburn and Tursdale collieries can be viewed below.

Bell Bros Directors Minutes extracts.pdf
Dorman Long 1929-Bowburn and Tursdale.pdf