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

NOTICE BOARD

Last Upload:  Friday, 24th March 2017

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'WASHINGTON COMMUNITIES BUILT ON COAL'

( ... is a locally produced Booklet and it's FREE!   Details in the Sidebar → → → )

1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Chapel Horror
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    Press Cutting
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    The Beetles
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    Springwell
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    Construction

1.1  Upper Standard School Group c/w names.  One of the girls was seriously hurt in an accident at New Rows Chapel.

1.2  Usworth Banner crossing Elvet Bridge in 1968 - with one of the Pit's 'larger-than-life' characters leading the way.

1.3  I passed the Police Station notice board every day, on my way to school.  This notice was displayed until it rotted!

1.4  Especially for Paul: an old Springwell Village picture showing Bowes Crescent.  Plus a question for Older Residents.

1.5  Fairly low quality but very interesting picture showing the construction of Washington Galleries & Blackfell Village.

Coming Soon:  Peter Wardle's sent us another Glebe School Staff picture, c/w names - 17 Teachers, 1959/60.

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'F' Pit Banner on Spout Lane

'F' PIT LODGE BANNER

making its way along Spout Lane / Shafto Terrace,
en route to Washington Miners' Wefare Hall.


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

 


Then & Now

 


Sold At Auction

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Saint Joseph's c.1951

2.1  From Penshaw Hill: look over Cox Green Station to Chemical Works & 'F' Pit Heap.  Click Picture; go to TAB 4.

2.2  The M&Q Book (top) contains Workmen's Representatives' reports into 3 fatal accidents at Usworth Colliery.

2.3  Thanks to Jimmy McAdams for supplying this photo c/w names & info.  Who remembers Jimmy's nickname?

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WW1 Postcard

Admiral Sir John Jellicoe

fronts a postcard sent to a Current Usworth Street.
(Images from one of this website's regular supporters.)

Jack's message to Sarah is about a practical matter.
No doubt his thoughts were confined to letters.


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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