Latest upload:  Friday, 26th November 2021.

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

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

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Some Recent Additions


Pawson's Factory


Go to Rugby Tab


Chemical Wks / Pattinson Town

1.  This Factory - long gone - incorporated buildings belonging to a Primitive Methodist Church and a local Board School.

Back in the 1930s, the School Building was used as an Unemployed Centre, to provide local men with meaningful work.

It was run by members of the Local Community who organised finance, training and materials to generate income
in support of families of the unemployed.  Martin Guy was one such man.  Find out how the system worked.

2.  Trev Jones, writer of this Amusing Match Report, helped colleagues form Washington Rugby Club.  Where was it?

3.  Aerial image showing The Railway Bridges, The Willows and Pattinson Town.  Compare it with a later 1970s image.

This picture also appears in the Washington Station section of our Bridges Collection.  To Visit, Click Me.

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Also on TEAMS 2, Board 6.


Painted on The Banks of The Wear

4.  Washington Grammar Athletes who represented County Durham at All England Inter-Schools' Championships, 1957.

If you didn't know that The Grammar once had Two Superstars in the same Team, see Tab 2, Football '57/58.

5.  Painting by William Beilby, mid-1770s.  What's that Contruction, bottom-right?  Name the Farm around the River bend.


St. Joseph's Catholic Institute


Go to Tab:  Worswick St. 1/2

6.  What was this Penny Token used for?  I've been unable to find any information on-line, or from Website Contacts.

7.  Excellent image of Worswick Street's steep Waiting Areas and Bus Stands added to 'On The Buses'.  Thanks Ernie.

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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