Latest upload:  Friday, 16th October 2020.

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

Washington Miners' Statue and Blue Plaque
[ Picture from Washington History Society ]

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Some Recent Additions


The Altar at Our Lady's


Go to: Tab 5


Holy Trinity Memorial Window

1.  Old Postcard showing the interior of Our Blessèd Lady Immaculate Church.  Also Link to Centenary Booklet.

2.  Thanks to Jim Adams for contributing an image of his Cycling Proficiency Certificate to our Glebe School Pages.

3.  Information about Washington Holy Trinity Church's 'War Memorial' East Window.   Can anyone help with a picture?

4.  NEW

Pit Headgear and Monument

5.  NEW

En Route: Sunderland to Durham

4.  Smashing old 'Near The Wear' picture showing Chartershaugh Colliery Headgear and Penshaw Monument.

5.  Diesel Multiple Unit Train - en route from Sunderland to Durham City - pulling into Coxgreen Station.


Not In Washington!   Where & What?


Bare Knuckle Boxing Fatality!

6.  Thousands of Washington people passed this building over the years.  My Dad took me several times.  I loved it!

7.  Tragic Fight between two Usworth Miners held in the fields near Usworth Station and witnessed by large crowd.

This is an almost 'forgotten piece' of Local History.  Thanks to Joe Chipchase for a super contribution.
You'll never guess where the Inquest was held.  No, it wasn't in a Miners' Hall.

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What's Where?

Site Map / Location Index

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

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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