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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 & Locations
( Article in Mining Collection 2 )

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Some Recent Additions

1a. * NEW *

Biddick School Press Cutting

2. * LAST WEEK *

Local Sailors - HMS Hood


The Village Smithy - 1958

1a.  Headmaster, Mr Frederick Hill, has organised a Commemorative Event at his School to help his Pupils

remember the Anniversary of a momentous event in British History.   Note the two Flags!   Go to TAB 4.

1b. * NEW *

1b.  Message to The President:
A 2nd Press Cutting added to our WAR WEAPONS WEEK article.  Click Title and go to bottom of First TAB.

2.  Two Press Cuttings added to the 'WW2 - Washington War Heroes' article in the World Wars section.

Go to the last Tab - ' HMS Hood '.

3.  Thanks to this photo, contributed by Ernie Guy, I decided to put together a 'Village Smithy Collection'.


Gertrude Bell


Site of Road Accident - 1930

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.  This is a new addition to our 'On The Buses Article' which has also been rearranged and amended.

The 'Accident' Tab tells how a Lady from Waterloo was hit by a Bus near Usworth Top Club.


Welfare Halls Quick Reference Page


Chartershaugh Bridge

6.  Mining Collections rearranged for easier navigation.  New Welfare Halls 'Quick Reference Page' added.

Click above, then Click on larger image of David Simpson's Painting to go to the New Page.

7.  'Bridge Completed' image added for comparison with the existing 'Bridge Under Construction' image.

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What's Where?

Website Map / Location Index

[ Click one of the above Images. ]

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

Lucy Maud Montgomery
( 1874 - 1942 )

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