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

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Latest upload: Friday, 19th April 2019.

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1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Bowes / Springwell
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    The Ritz
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    Kids Party - 1945
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    Bus Station Steps
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    Silver Dollar

1.1  1967 colour picture of Bowes Railway at Springwell Colliery. Thanks to photographer Colin E. Mountford.

1.2  This isn't a brilliant photograph but it's in colour and it shows the Ritz Facade after the original was blown down!

1.3  Inside Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall on VE Day in 1945 - a Tea Party for very young, local children.

1.4  The original, open to all weathers Bus Station at The Galleries - shows the original steps leading to Woolco etc.

1.5  1976 Sunderland Echo press cutting.  Talks about widening of gangways in Woolco but shows The Silver Dollar!

 


Steam Hauled Iron Ore Train

Any idea when the last
Steam Engine hauled

IRON ORE TO CONSETT

via Washington Station and
Biddick Crossing?


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

 


Not Lambton Colliery!

* 2 NEW AERIAL IMAGES *


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Copperas Quay

2.1  Two paintings / postcards added to Postcard Collection.  'Lambton Colliery', looks like a bit of a misnomer!

2.2  Includes the above aerial picture of the Washington Highway, centred on Parson's Roundabout.  Lots to identify.

2.3  This is the Quay on the River Wear, near Coxgreen, where Hogsheads of Copperas were loaded into Keel Boats.

 


Memories of a Haulage Lad

From Usworth Training Centre
to the Haulage Roads of
Boldon Colliery.

Malcolm Young

Remembers his first 4 years
as a young miner.

[ Malcolm: "Not an easy read for non-miners!" ]

* NEW CHURCH IMAGE *


Where precisely was this Church?

I can think of three more

Churches / Chapels

in this Mining Community.


3. OTHER STUFF

'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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