Latest upload:  Saturday, 23rd January 2021.

A Nostalgic Journey 'in & around' the original Village of Washington
[ Click above picture for views of the 'F' Pit Heaps. ]

Washington Miners' Statue and Blue Plaque
[ Picture from Washington History Society ]

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Some Recent Additions


Press Cutting - Go to Tab 3


Which Way to Gateshead?


7 More Ads - Bottom of Page

1.  Portrait in oils by Fence Houses, 'Pitman Painter', Joseph Minto.  No picture, just a question.  Where is it now?

Duplicated at What's Where; Collieries; Usworth Miners; The Richardson Family - Page 2/3, Tab 'Hardie'.

2.  When Victoria Viaduct opened in 1844, Passenger Trains travelled to Gateshead via Brockley Whins.  True or False?

3.  Added to our Business Adverts Collection, Page 2.  Thanks to Washington History Society.  More via 'Page 1 Link'.


Glebe School 1950, Class 3

5.  NEW

Page 1: Penshaw Monument Article

4.  Added to Photo Gallery and Page 1 of our Washington Glebe School collection - see Tab 7.  Thanks to Alan Hill.

5.  Article upgraded to include the above New Image and several newly tidied-up images.   Many Tabs enhanced.

*** Thanks to Lucy Newton and Adrian Lupton for pointing out that I had incorrectly identified ***
the Farm on Tab 'Views 1/3' of this upload.  This has now been corrected.


Brady Square on a Plate


Bare Knuckle Boxing Fatality!

6.  Currently posted on EBay: 6 Plates showing scenes from Old Washington.  The other 5 are well known Buildings.

Which Buildings would you have chosen?  If you're interested, the start price is £14.00.

7.  Tragic Fight between two Usworth Miners held in the fields near Usworth Station and witnessed by large crowd.

This is an almost 'forgotten piece' of Local History.  Thanks to Joe Chipchase for a super contribution.
You'll never guess where the Inquest was held.  No, it wasn't in a Miners' Hall.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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