Latest upload:  Friday, 12th July 2019.

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* Lots of Laughs & W.G.S. Memories - Washington Arms, Wed, 10 July *

Thanks to: Jane, Lynne & Tom, Susan & Mel, Albert, Brian, Derek, Joe and Peter.
I enjoyed it immensely.  Jim

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A Nostalgic Journey 'in & around' the original Village of Washington

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    Iron Ore Train

    Washington Scouts

    Bus Station Steps

    Usworth Pill Box

1.1  Any idea when the last Steam Engine hauled Iron Ore to Consett via Washington Station and Biddick Crossing?

1.2  1st Washington Scouts and Cubs, c.1950 - at their headquarters, The Geoffrey Newall Hut, Glebe Crescent.

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

1.4  Demolition of the Usworth Pit Heap that ran alongside The Burn.  Who remembers climbing on the WW2 Pillbox?


Go to bottom of 'Misc' Page.

Remember this photograph? It's labelled

Old Washington

We now have a definitive I.D. from
a former Fatfield man.

[ Confirmation from Barrie Sly ]



Springwell School

* NEW *

Saint Bede's School


The Staff at The Gaff!

2.1 and 2.2  A great picture of Springwell Primary School H/M Mr Potts prompted a new entry in our Schools Section.
This week you'll find another new entry - St. Bede's. The idea is to encourage more photos of these two Schools.

2.3  Old group picture added to 'Regal 1' Tab.  The Staff of The Regal or, perhaps, The Alexandra Theatre?  You decide.


Cock's Green / Coxgreen / Cox Green

A Much Superior Replacement
of a 1937 Photograph of

Cox Green Chapel

Used to make a 'Cox Green Tab'
for our 'Churches & Chapels' Collection.

[ Picture supplied by Keith Cockerill ]

* NEW * Duplicate of St. Bede's Church photos added to 'New Washington Tab' of Church Collection.


Where is this?

Added to our 'Then & Now' Collection

'Well Known' Washington Road

The road curves to the left before passing
the 'Big House'.  No, it isn't Blue House!

[ Click picture and go to Last Tab. ]


Flight Lieutenant Francis Blackadder DSO

More Information regarding the Blue Plaque
awarded to the Gallant Airmen of

RAF Usworth

for their part in repelling the Luftwaffe
during the Battle of Britain.

[ Thanks to Ernie Guy ]

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* NEW * A section of the 1868 Harraton Registrar's Document, recording Thomas Richardson's birth,
added to Page 2/3 of The Richardson Family Article.  See Tab 4: Thomas Richardson.
There's a very interesting aspect to his mother's affirmation!


'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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