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

NOTICE BOARD

Latest upload: Wednesday, 5th December 2018.

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* PLEASE NOTE *

Uploads to this website are unlikely for a week or two - I'm packing / moving house.
In addition, I'll be unable to send/receive emails until I get my Broadband
up and running again.  I don't have a fancy smart phone!
With a bit of luck, "I'll be back" before too long.

{ I've added a dozen new pic's, though.  Jim }

1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Cook's Plaque
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    Coal Train
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    Complimentary
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    Not Springwell!
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    Grammar Class

1.1  Cast Iron Plaque from Joseph Cook's Washington Iron Works.  This plaque was sold on-line in November 2018.

1.2  Matching photo added to existing photo.  Steam engine at Penshaw Junction hauling empty / full coal wagons.

1.3  A complimentary ticket to the British Empire Exhibition in London 1924, courtesy of ... which Washington company?

1.4  This photo was misidentified when I posted it.  Malcolm Young explains why it wasn't taken at Springwell Colliery.

1.5  Washington Grammar School class, circa 1950.  One pupil identified - Robert Linsley Smith.  Thanks Stafford.

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One Of Our Contributors!

HM The Queen Mother

Opening Bowes Railway

accompanied by Dr Stafford Linsley and
Lord Lieutenant, Sir James Steel.

[ Thanks to Stafford's Marra, Malcolm. ]


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

 


First Volunteers For WW1

 


Chapel Street, 1911

 


John Frost's Ferry

2.1  Record of the first Washington Men to volunteer for WW1.  A Miner who returned and two Brothers who did not.

2.2  Find out who lived in Chapel Street, Usworth, according to the 1911 Census.  Thanks again to Jimmy Rutter.

2.3  Barmston Ferry: a 4th page added to Barmston Riverside.  2 great Press Cuttings / 2 super Postcards to compare.

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Looking Towards White Mare Pool

9 Associated Images of

A194(M) Bridge Construction

Peareth Hall Road, High Usworth

[ Thanks To Adrian Lupton ]

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Flt Lt Blackadder & 607 Squadron

Blue Plaque Unveiled to Honour

THE MEN OF RAF USWORTH

For their Heroic Actions during
The Battle of Britain


3. OTHER STUFF

'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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Lucy Maud Montgomery
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