A Nostalgic Journey in & around the Original Village of ...
Sunday, 20th May 2018.
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Big News on the Local History Front:
See WOW! below.
1. PHOTO GALLERY
1.1 Super quality B&W picture of a Ladies' Lunch / Meeting held inside Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall.
1.2 Very interesting, in spite of the low quality and speckles. Worm Hill and the headgear of Chartershaugh Colliery.
1.3 The view along Springwell Road, from the north side of the Guide Post Inn, looking towards Springwell Coop Store.
1.4 Upgraded picture: Lloyd's Bank (Dentist's above) & New Inn Corner. Much better quality than its predecessor.
1.5 Edna Felton, née Shevills, has passed the T. H. Cann Aged Miners' Homes and is heading for the 'Pit Road Ends'.
2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.
2.1 The T. H. Cann, Aged Miners' Memorial Homes. Who was Mr Cann and who laid the other commemorative stones?
2.2 PANT found in the Donwell area. Uncovered due to a garden project. What's a Pant and why is it significant?
2.3 How did a Brook running from Springwell via 'F' Pit yard to Cox Green cause New Road to have its name changed?
3. OTHER STUFF
"Two Papers 'n' Two Bags 'a' Chips, Please."
Who remembers their Mam sending them out to ask for an order like that?
Well, Tuesday was a lovely sunny day so my wife and I jumped on the
No.8 Bus for a 'Fish & Chip lunch' at Beamish Museum. Delicious!
It's still only £14 for an over-60s, 12 Month, Unlimited Ticket.
More details: click the Beamish Museum Gate. ↗
'What's Where' & 'How To Get There'
( Click one of these great pictures. )
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"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it."
Lucy Maud Montgomery