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Then & Now  -  Miscellaneous Collection (3 of 6)


Black Bush Inn - Village Lane

Black Bush Inn.
THEN
RICHARD COLE  -  LICENSED RETAILER OF  -  Wines, Ales & Porter

[ Shorter OED:  Porter - a dark-brown bitter beer brewed from malt partly charred or browned by drying at a high temperature. ]

 


THEN
Many years later, the Black Bush Inn is still part of a terrace.

 


THEN
The now 'detached' Black Bush Inn on Village Lane.   Note Washington Glebe Colliery in the background.

 

Black Bush - 14 Dec 2016
NOW
[ Photo: J.G. 14th Dec 2016 ]

 


THEN
Super old cars parked at The Black Bush Inn.  Not too long ago.

 


Holy Trinity bell tower: left horizon.
Black Bush Inn: off-picture, right.


Regulars at the Black Bush Inn

 

Lots of old pub pictures at:  Pub Crawl

 

Glebe Crescent - The Old Gravel Pit

Fields
THEN
Left to Washington Station Road  -  Glebe Crescent Road is between the men and the farm buildings  -  Right to Village Green

[ By kind permission of Beamish Museum Resource Centre ]

 

Now Picture
NOW
Note the incongruously positioned detached house in Glebe Crescent semis - that's where the above farmhouse once stood.

[ Satellite view from Google Earth ]

 


Washington Village & Glebe Crescent
[ Taken from the Key Locations Map: 1951 - see Home Page Sidebar ]

 


Looking south towards Washington Station Road.


On the north corner: Snowdon's Farm & Glebe Mount.

 

 

Washington Glebe Colliery Disaster - The Funeral Procession (1908)

The Cortege passing Glen & Wear Terraces.
THEN
Glen Terrace     • ◊ •     The Funeral Cortège passing along Washington Station Road  (1908)     • ◊ •     Wear Terrace

 

Wear Terrace 2015.
NOW
107 years later.     The former Methodist Church entrance (left) has been replaced.

[ Photo: J.G. 8th June 2015 ]

 

Old Methodist Church building
Robinson Terrace & Former Methodist Church Building
[ 8th June 2015 ]

Old Methodist Church
Robinson Terrace & Methodist Church
Compare the entrance pillars with the 1908 (top) picture.

Go to: Washington Glebe Colliery Disaster

 

Bell's of Washington Station Road / St. Cuthbert's Mission Hall

Then - Bell's Family Butchers
THEN
Walter Willson's Groceries  -  The Celtic Club  -  Washington Station Rd  -  Bell's Family Butchers  -  Saint Cuthbert's Mission

 

Now Picture
NOW
Washington Station Rd has been bisected by Northumberland Way (A195).

[ Photo: J.G. 30th Dec 2016 ]

 

THEN
1951 Map
Washington Station Road
[ 1951 ]

NOW
2000 Map
Northumberland Way cutting across Station Road
[ 2000 ]

 

Bell's Van
Orders Delivered Daily

Bell's Shop
A. Bell - Family Butcher

 

First recorded in 1883 as a Family Butcher with premises at Washington Staithes, Bell's relocated to Station Road in 1893.
Now T & I  Bell (Caterers),  it's Washington's oldest family-run business.

 

Washington Station Road / Barmston Close

Post Office - colour.
THEN
Barmston Close: on the left.     Saint Cuthbert's Mission: straight ahead     Washington Station Post Office: on the right.

[ Large Sign: Washington Station Post Office.   Small Sign: Post Office etc. ]

 

Now Picture
NOW
From Under The Old Railway Bridge

[ Photo: J.G. 17th July 2017 ]

 

Barmston Close
THEN
This photograph was taken from close to the Leamside Line Railway Bridge.   Washington Station is just along that dirt track.

 

Barmston Close
BETWEEN  THEN & NOW
Washington Chemical Works Office Block, opposite Barmston Close.

 

Now Picture
NOW
From The Old Railway Bridge

[ Photo: J.G. 17th July 2017 ]


Between THEN & NOW
The Post Office most of us remember.

Now Picture
NOW
From the other end: The Old Railway Bridge