The Montague Colliery Disaster occurred on 30 March 1925 and was caused by an inrush of water from the nearby Paradise Pit resulting in the loss of 38 lives.
- Monument to the Montagu View Pit Disaster on my St Johns cemetery page.
- Durham Miners Museum has a description of the tragedy and a list of the deceased.
- SiteLines - Tyne and Wear HER(4059): Scotswood, Montague Colliery, View Pit - Details
- GoneTooSoon.org - Montagu View Pit Disaster Scotswood Online Memorial
- Evening Chronicle - Pitmen and pony statue represent hope for Scotswood
- Evening Chronicle - Families share their memories of pit disaster