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

Washington Miners Remembered
Statue & Blue Plaque

Major Local Collieries  (1/2)
Exact Locations  (2/2)

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Some Recent Additions


'F' Pit Welders


Coxgreen School


Historic Graffiti on Staith Wall

1.  Photos of Mineworkers once employed at Washington 'F' Pit:  Electricians, Blacksmiths, Canteen etc.

A replacement Winding Engine Pulley Wheel being made by the Colliery Welders.

2.  Coxgreen School, now a Café.  The Bell Tower didn't have a Bell, but it did have a small Time Capsule!

3.  Keel Men's Graffiti on the Wall of a R. Wear Staith, once used to transport coal to Sunderland and beyond.

Photographs and Comments thanks to local historian, Keith Cockerill.


Gertrude Bell

5. * NEW *

Old Place Names - Thanks to Fred Hill

4.  Gertrude Bell - The Lady from Dame Margaret's Hall - with Winston Churchill & Lawrence of Arabia.

Every Washington resident should know at least something about the incredible Miss Bell.

Archaeologist, Linguist, Mountaineer, Cartographer, Political Intelligence Officer

and expert Camel Rider!  She's the only one in control at The Sphinx.

5.  Three Pages of Extracts from ' History of Washington Parish Church', compiled by Frederick Hill.


Hunter's Bus Company in Court!


The Village War Memorial - 1980s

6.  A second Press Cutting, this one from 'Wearside Echoes', added to this article.  Go to Page 2/3.

7.  This 'NEW' Image and several existing images gathered together to form a small Collection.

( Click the Small Thumbnail Images on the target page. )

Colour Photos:  Thanks to Keith Cockerill.

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What's Where?

Website Map / Location Index

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"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it."

Lucy Maud Montgomery
( 1874 - 1942 )

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