NEWSFLASH: for Old Washingtonians living elsewhere.
Massive Fire engulfs former Alexandra Theatre / Regal Cinema
This scene was captured shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19th April 2017.
( Photographer: Neil Braithwaite. More at: Sunderland Echo Website. )
Seven fire appliances attended; nobody hurt; roof collapsed. Looks like the end for this building!
Last Upload: Friday, 21st April 2017
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On Wednesday, 19th April this website smashed its record of 166 visitors in a single day.
Tuesday 18th attracted 178 visitors ... but Wednesday's total hit 334!
Welcome aboard everybody.
1. PHOTO GALLERY
1.1 Find out when this River Wear footbridge connected Cox Green to Washington Staithes ... and who crossed first.
1.2 This press cutting was posted 2 years ago, less one name. Now combined with a later cutting,they're all named.
1.3 Washington Glebe School Netball Team, 1959. Thanks to Peter Wardle for supplying this picture c/w names.
1.4 A very poor quality image of Usworth Colliery Welfare Park Pavilion has been replaced by a far superior version.
1.5 5 members of the 1st Usworth Cubs plus super bogie. Can you remember where they were based in the 1950s?
2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.
2.1 The second (similar) site is 1½ miles back. The 'Then & Now' collection currently has 4 pages & 22 locations.
2.2 Group of Washington Home Guard Volunteers behind the Blue Bell Inn. 11 of these soldiers have been identified.
2.3 This map of Great Britain's N.E. coastal defences in 1940 has been added to the 'Usworth Aerodrome' selection.
3. OTHER STUFF
You'll find Links to Articles and PG Numbers for all Major Locations in What's Where
( Please Note: The above pictures aren't necessarily on the target page. )
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"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it."
Lucy Maud Montgomery