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View from Holy Trinity to Our Blessèd Lady Immaculate

Then - Holy Trinity & Our Lady's Churches.
THEN
Also looking down on The Avenue, Village Lane, a bit of Spout Lane, The Smithy and the Cross Keys Inn.

[ Our Lady's Church is on the horizon. ]

 

Now - View from Holy Trinity
NOW
[ Photo: J.G. 29th March 2018. ]

Spout Lane, Village Lane & The Avenue

Then - Village Lane, Smithy, Church.
THEN
Looking down Village Lane towards The Smithy, Spout Lane, The Avenue and Holy Trinity Church.

[ N.B. The Buildings & Shop, on the left of this picture, no longer exist in the 'Now' picture below. ]

 

Now - Village Lane, Smithy, Church
NOW
[ Photo: J.G. 26th March 2018.   Deliberately taken from further up Village Lane - to include the former Post Office. ]

 

Then - Village Lane and Spout Lane.
THEN
Village Lane on the left.   Spout Lane on the right.

[ Lunch break at Bobby Lee's School, perhaps? ]

 

Now - Village Lane, Smithy, Church
NOW
[ Photo: J.G. 26th March 2018.   Note the low building where the demolished Buildings & Shop once stood. ]

 

Washington Village

Aerial / Drone Views

Then Picture
THEN
Spout Lane & The Avenue - Cross Keys - Library - 'Old Cop Shop' - Washington Arms - Holy Trinity - Old Hall
( Not too long ago. )

 

Now Picture
NOW
Taken from above The Avenue, near Dame Margaret's Hall, 10th February 2018.

This Photo appears here by kind permission of Photographer / Drone Operator, Paul Brumby.

 

The Village
THEN
Village Green - Holy Trinity - Old Hall

The Village
THEN
Holy Trinity - Old Hall

 

Now Picture
NOW
Taken from directly above Holy Trinity Church, 7th February 2018.

This Photo appears here by kind permission of Photographer / Drone Operator, Paul Brumby.

 

Then Picture
THEN
The Avenue - Dame Margaret's Hall - Washington Old Hall - Holy Trinity Church - Village Green - Spout Lane

Path from Spout Lane to Washington 'F' Colliery (top-left).   Path from Washington Arms to Stile Inn (top-right).

 

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 - The Avenue

Then
THEN
Washington Glebe Colliery Canteen - sited on The Avenue, opposite the grounds of Dame Margaret's Hall.
Home View (bottom of bank) faced The Hall when it was a Doctor Barnardo's Home.

 

Now
NOW
The Avenue, looking south from Dame Margaret's Hall.   Home View replaced by bungalows.   No Colliery.

[ Photo: J.G. 9th April 2018 ]

 

Washington Glebe Colliery - Main Entrance

Then
THEN
Washington Glebe Colliery Canteen - sited on The Avenue, opposite the grounds of Dame Margaret's Hall.
Home View faced The Hall when it was a Doctor Barnardo's Home.

 

Now
NOW
The Avenue.   Home View replaced.   The only remaining colliery building became Washington Boxing Club.

[ Photo: J.G. 9th April 2018 ]

 

Home View
THEN
Home View

[ Note the future Boxing Club building. ]

Doctor Barnardo's Home
THEN
Children at Dame Margaret's Hall.

[ Doctor Barnardo's Home ]

 

Washington Glebe Colliery - Empty Fields

Then
THEN
Pit Heap, Washington Glebe Colliery, Home View and the spire at Dame Margaret's Hall (not Holy Trinity Church).

 

Map
THEN
Map showing Washington Glebe Colliery, The Avenue, Home View and Dame Margaret's Hall