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!

NOTICE BOARD

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

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    Bridge
  • * NEW *

    5 Queen's Scouts
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    Netball
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    Pavilion
  • * NEW *

    1st Usworth Cubs

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1.4  A very poor quality image of Usworth Colliery Welfare Park Pavilion has been replaced by a far superior version.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?

 


Chatting At The Bus Stop

Washington Village Green

plus a mysterious entrance!

It's hidden somewhere in this scene.

( A group of 4 related images. )


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

* 2 NEW LOCATIONS *


NOW:  See Tabs 5 & 6.

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Home Guard 1939/45

 


Local WW2 Defences

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.

* SEARCH THE ARCHIVES *


Durham Home Guard, 1939-1945

Was your father in a reserved
occupation during WWII?

( Mining, Farming, Teaching, Railways, Utilities etc. )

If he was in Washington Home Guard
his Service Document might be
in the National Archive.


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
(1874-1942)