THE RIVER WEAR
View from Washington Staiths - Postcard showing a Painting by William Beilby, c1770s.
[ The original painting is in The Duke of Northumberland's Collection. ]
The wonderful Victoria Bridge which once carried the main railway line from London to Edinburgh.
[ It has four large arches; the two centre arches are the biggest. One of these crosses the river, the other is on the north side. ]
Obviously not Lambton Colliery but, with artistic licence / imagination, the grey high ground could be Pit Heaps.
[ A transfer point for coal onto River Wear keelboats. This could be Dog Hole. What do you think? ]
Downstream from Fatfield Bridge, looking past Bridge Street East towards Penshaw Monument and Coxgreen.
[ Note North Biddick Colliery Pit Heap. ]