If you worked in Cumbria, or any of the North East coalfields contact

Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation
6 Bewick Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear NE8 4DP
Tel: 0191 4777242 E mail: [email protected]

Travelling from the South (M1 and A1M)

  1. Heading North on A1(Gateshead Newcastle)
  2. Follow A1 past Washington Services for approx 1 mile bearing left until you are signpost marked A167 Gateshead (South)
  3. Leave A1 at next slip road down to roundabout and then take 3rd exit back on to A167 Gateshead (South). The ‘Angel of the North’ will be directly on your left hand side
  4. Continue along A167 for approx 500 yds. The Jolly Miller Pub is on your left and leads to 1st set of traffic lights
  5. Go straight ahead (now on Durham Road) for approx 1 mile, going through another 6 sets of traffic lights. As you approach the 6th set you will pass Gateshead College on your left
  6. Proceed to 7th set of traffic lights and after going through them bear immediate left towards 8th set (you will pass Shipley Art Gallery on your left)
  7. Go straight ahead after the 8th set of traffic lights and proceed along Prince Consort Road for approx 500 yds – Post Office on your left and after approx 150 yds turn right down Bewick Road (Car Wash/Garage on the corner)
  8. Go straight down Bewick Road and CISWO Office is located on the left hand side, approximately 3⁄4 of the way down and opposite shops (Insurance/Pharmacy).

Travelling from the North (A1M)

  1. Travel on the A1M until you reach Gateshead A184 Exit (second exit after Metro Centre)
  2. Take the A184, signposted to Gateshead
  3. Move into the left-hand lane and continue for one mile. The road splits, stay in the left-hand lane until you reach the large roundabout. The ‘Shell’ garage is on your left-hand side. Take 3rd exit to Gateshead Town centre, A184 and continue in the right-hand lane
  4. Continue to next roundabout and pass a ‘Jet Garage on your left-hand side. At the round-about turn right
  5. As you go up the hill, passing ‘Wilkinsons’, stay in the middle lane through the traffic lights, go straight across the next 2 roundabouts
  6. Take the second left (just before car wash/garage). Go straight down Bewick Road and CISWO Office is located on the left hand side, approximately 3⁄4 of the way down and opposite shops (insurance/Pharmacy)

Any problems please phone 0191 477 7242