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

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Latest Upload:  Friday, 23rd February 2018

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1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Cup Winners
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    'F' Pit Heap
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    The Black Bush
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    'F' Pit Band
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    Wessington Square

1.1  Picture of Washington Mechanics Football Team lifting the Durham Amateur Cup in 1956-57.  Everybody named.

1.2  A mechanical shovel working on the removal of Washington 'F' Pit Heap.  View from the future Albany Village.

1.3  Old style cars parked outside The Black Bush Inn.  Added to the 'Then & Now' Collection - down the page.

1.4  Picture of Washington 'F' Colliery Band taken in 1959.  Two sets of initials, who are they?  Everybody else named.

1.5  Remember when Wessington Square was open-air?  Added: Two more images of this now covered Galleries area.

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Press Cutting

How Washington marked the

AMERICAN BICENTENARY

Not the best quality, but very interesting.
[ Printed in the Washington Echo, June 1976. ]


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

 


Whisht lads, had yor gobs!

 


Henrietta Allison

 


Washington Map - 1851

2.1  Added to Sir John Lambton's Statue: the story of his battle with the Lambton Worm, plus the Folk Song Lyrics.

2.2  Down Memory Lane: Henrietta Allison recalls her life as a young girl in Usworth.  Thanks to Etty's son, Gawin.

2.3  Map that belonged to Joseph Gibson - the Pitman's son who left Usworth and became a Board Member of the N.C.B.

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Drone Picture

One of two aerial pictures added to the

'THEN & NOW' COLLECTION

Washington Village from high above Holy Trinity.
[ Thanks to Drone Operator, Paul Brumby. ]

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* A FEW MILES DOWN THE RIVER WEAR *

Paul has posted an excellent 360° Panoramic view including Sunderland's Northern Spire Bridge.
Open a second window showing his Drone Flight close to the New Bridge.

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3. OTHER STUFF


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* WORLD WAR 1 *

Written by one of our visitors:  Sarah Reay's book

THE HALF-SHILLING CURATE

gives an Army Chaplain's perspective of World War 1.

There is no direct Washington connection and this information appears here because it may be of interest to many of our regulars.

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'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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

Lucy Maud Montgomery
(1874-1942)