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Washington 'F' Pit Heaps

From Top of Village Lane
( Late 1950s )

From Top of Village Lane

TOP OF VILLAGE LANE
Havannah Terrace  -  Havannah Bank
(Terrace Gable End, bottom-right)  -  Blackfell Army Camp (off-picture, right).
[ Sorry, I couldn't resist some 1950s Schoolboy Humour! ]

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From The Mill House
( May 1965 )

From Mill House

Blackfell Army Camp & Washington 'F' Pit Heap
View from near the Mill House Hotel

[ Courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums ]

Washington 'F' Pit Heaps

From Village Lane

From Village Lane

Across a Corn Field from Village Lane, not far downhill from Lily Terrace.
Note the Tippler on the smaller Pit Heap.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From Washington Village

From The Village

WASHINGTON VILLAGE
Looking up Spout Lane from the Bottom of Village Lane.
Cross Keys Inn on the right.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From Grammar School Playing Fields
( May 1968 )

From Washington Grammar School

WASHINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Running Track ready for Summer Sports - Athletics, Cricket, Netball etc.

Near Washington Grammar School

WASHINGTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL
The partially removed Washington 'F' Pit Heap together with the Grammar School Science Block.
Viewed from somewhere near the (future) Spout Lane underpass.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From Heworth Road
( 1963 )

From Heworth Road

HEWORTH ROAD
The 'F' Pit Heap as seen from Heworth Road.  Note the (waste stone) Tippler at the top.
To the right of the van, the bottom of The Drive.

Near Washington Grammar School

HEWORTH ROAD
On the left, Heworth Crescent ending at Heworth Road Shopping Terrace.
Among the shops: Handy (Woods) Shop - known to locals as Handy Wood's - and Lottie's Fish & Chips.
"Evening Rosie, two Papers and a Packet of Chips, please ... and plenty Batter!"
The men seated, centre-right are at the bottom of The Drive.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From Blue House Lane
( May 1965 )

From Blue House Lane

WASHINGTON 'F' COLLIERY
Washington 'F' Pit Heap - looking across the fields from Blue House Lane.
Two Winder Houses and the Tippler track up the Pit Heap.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From Usworth Pit Heap

From Usworth Pit Heap

USWORTH PIT HEAP / SINGLE ROW
Washington 'F' Pit Heap (top-left) and partially removed heap, as seen from Usworth Pit Heap.
The Burn flowed between Don Gardens and Single Row, then turned 90 degrees to follow the Pit Heap to Usworth Hall.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From High Usworth

From Well Bank

BOTTOM OF WELL BANK
North Avenue is behind High Usworth School.
Note the junction of Well Bank Road and the top of The Drive - halfway along Eskdale Crescent.

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HIGH USWORTH
Same Day as Top Picture.

Over Donwell Fields

FROM PEARETH HALL ROAD
The lighter Fields, used for future Donwell Village, viewed from close to Heugh Hill.
Note: Well Bank Road, Tube Investments and Penshaw Monument.

Washington 'F' Pit Heap

From The Comrades Playing Fields
Removal In Progress
( Autumn 1968 )

Removal of Heap

WASHINGTON NEW TOWN REVIEW - No.4  ( Autumn 1968 Edition )
'F' Pit Heap from THE COMRADES Playing Fields.