A Nostalgic Journey in & around the Original Village of ...

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Last Upload:  Monday, 29th May 2017

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So long, Marra.

Thomas Charles Thirlaway  (1946 - 2017)

We had some great times, Tom.
R.I.P.

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Washington Heritage Fair & Miners' Fête

3rd June, Bowes Railway Museum

( See poster in sidebar. )

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1. PHOTO GALLERY

  • * NEW *

    War Memorial
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    Aerial Picture
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    Second Post!
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    Demolition
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    Guide Post Inn

1.1  This may be a poor quality press cutting but its fabulous composition shows Fatfield's 'shortened' War Memorial.

1.2  Aerial picture of Holy Trinity & Old Hall - taken a few seconds after a previously posted picture of the same scene.

1.3  This Washington, County Durham addressed postcard was delivered to me twice, first in 1960, again in 2017!

1.4  Unidentified press cutting of the partially demolished Usworth Upcast Shaft, its pulley wheels are dumped nearby.

1.5  Group picture taken outside Springwell's Guide Post Inn.  Thanks to Alma Madden for posting these Old Gentlemen.

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS


Go to Tab 8:  1960/61

Chester-le-Street and District

Junior League Champions

( Usworth Juniors )

Top quality, c/w names, taken from an original
picture belonging to Jim Furnevel.
"Cheers, Jim.  Have a pound!"


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

* THEN & NOW *


From Sheddon's Hill

SPRINGWELL COLLECTION


Coop Store to Red Lion

MAP & LOCATION


Glebe Farm

2.1  New addition to the 5-page, 24-tab, Then & Now collection.  Bowes Railway level crossing, from Sheddon's Hill.

2.2  A personal collection of six top quality Springwell postcards.  Posted by kind permission of owner, Keith Cockerill.

2.3  Thanks to Doris Jones for allowing us to see her splendid old map.  A car park covers this once tranquil scene!

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List of Residents, October 1959

Hostel Estate Residence Registers

'The Squatters' took residence in Aug. 1946.

Who lived on the Hostel Estate in

Oct. 1947 & Oct. 1959?

( Oct. 1947: I was 1 month old and living in 55b. )

Were any members of your family squatters?

Thanks to David Simpson for supplying both lists.

( David is the author of 'No Homes For Heroes'. )


3. OTHER STUFF

Tribute to Washington Miner/Soldier, Richard Drummond

by local musician and ex-Glebe pupil, Ed Pickford.

Inspired by the 'Wad Thou Gan?' DVD.

( YouTube link )

You'll find Ed Pickford in the 1957, Glebe School, 3rd Year GCE photo on page PG10, where he isn't named!
However, Peter Wardle has just identified all 36 people in the group.   Upload: next weekend.

'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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Lucy Maud Montgomery
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