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WW1 Postcards - Landscape Format - Page 2/2


WW1 POSTCARDS

 

POSTCARD No.1
This has got to be Usworth Hall.  There's a large area of grassland between the 'Hall' and the line of trees behind the tents.
The Burn runs beneath these trees, en route to the River Don.  Me 'n' Me Marras used to jump diggers here.
Waterloo Rd runs behind the viewer - from Usworth Colliery to the community of Waterloo.
Do you agree?   See Map below.
[ Diggers?  Leaps over The Burn.  We also had to avoid Pit Ponies charging through the trees! ]

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POSTCARD No.2
Tommy Donaldson (see Page 1/2) sent this postcard to his Daughter, Maryeth.
[ Thanks to Tommy's Grandson, Dr Ken Reay ]


Location of Campsite in Postcard No.1
Map of Usworth Hall
Map showing Usworth Hall Grounds - c.1950s