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

Washington Miners Remembered
Statue & Blue Plaque

Major Local Collieries & Locations
( Article in Mining Collection 2 )

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Some Recent Additions


Name The Village


Biddick School Press Cutting

3. * NEW *

An Invitation To Attend

1.  Temporarily unavailable.  I'm changing its location, adding a 2nd Page, new Images and two Press Cuttings.

The Press Cuttings are in cluttered pages and need a bit of work to make them easy to read.
[ Try again this coming weekend. ]

2.  Headmaster, Mr Frederick Hill, organised a Commemorative Event to help his Pupils remember the

Anniversary of a momentous event in British History.   Note the two Flags!   Go to TAB 4.

3.  Keith Cockerill Photos including an invitation for you to attend the New Town's 60th Anniversary Celebration.


Gertrude Bell

5. * NEW *

Jimmy Burns & Hank Marvin

4.  Gertrude Bell - The Lady from Dame Margaret's Hall - with Winston Churchill & Lawrence of Arabia.

Every Washington resident should know at least something about the incredible Miss Bell.

Archaeologist, Linguist, Mountaineer, Cartographer, Political Intelligence Officer

and expert Camel Rider!  She's the only one in control at The Sphinx.

5.  Born in Pattinson Town, Jimmy designed top quality Guitars for some of the world's most famous Pop Stars.


Usworth Park Bird Box


Chartershaugh Bridge

6.  Four Bird Box photos added to:  Collections / Then & Now.  The other Three have a Mining connection.

Click above Thumbnail - Select Page 1/8 - Go to Tab 5/5.

7.  'Bridge Completed' image added for comparison with the existing 'Bridge Under Construction' image.

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What's Where?

Website Map / Location Index

[ Click one of the above Images. ]

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

Lucy Maud Montgomery
( 1874 - 1942 )

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