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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


Where's This Bridge?


The Village Smithy 1958

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.  More images added to our Bridges Collection.  See the Main Bridges Page and the following Articles:

The Bridge shown above, Chartershaugh Bridge, the Bridge over The Burn and Marble Arch.

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


Gertrude Bell


Usworth Top Club - 1955

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.  Usworth Top Club Article updated with some new additions.  I found this excellent image while

browsing through some of my very old folders last Monday.  I must have had it for years!


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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