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Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall


Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall

MANOR ROAD

Usworth Miners' Hall
USWORTH COLLIERY MINERS' WELFARE HALL

There was a billiards/snooker room upstairs.   It overlooked Manor Road and The Parkie's house.  I think it was in the top-left corner.
I went home for lunch, travelling from Usworth Juniors to Don Gardens via the path between that fence and the Welfare Hall.
Remember the out-door, one-man, Gents' urinal behind the Hall?  It was close to the path ... with virtually no privacy!
Sometime later, a Scout Hut was built close to the haystack's position.

Usworth Miners' Hall - Gone!
EMPTY GRASS PLOT
The former site of Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall showing its proximity to Usworth Colliery Mixed School

[ Photo: J.G. 19th Jan 2017 ]

1951
1950 Map
Welfare Hall - adjacent to the Senior School playground

2000
2000 Map
Northumberland Way - crossing Manor Rd at the Grass Plot

 

Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall

MANOR ROAD

Usworth welfare c1955
c1955
Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall

Usworth Colliery Mixed School in the background

Usworth Miners' Hall
Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall

Aerial Picture
Welfare Hall & Usworth Colliery Mixed School

Mining Families loved their gardens, and especially home-grown food, so Usworth Senior School taught gardening.

Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall

MANOR ROAD

Usworth Colliery Band
1919
Usworth Colliery Band outside the Welfare Hall

Usworth Banner
Usworth Lodge Banner outside the Welfare Hall

Bobby Felton, far left  -  Usworth Senior School in the background

Inside Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall

MANOR ROAD

Inside the Welfare Hall 1
Scores of local ladies enjoying lunch and good company at Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall.

Inside the Welfare Hall 2
Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall, 1940:  Old Folks' Meeting.
Mr & Mrs McGee sitting in the fourth row, 3rd & 4th from the right.

Inside the Welfare Hall 2
Party for Young Children  -  VE Day 1945  -  Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall.

View of Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall

From Usworth Colliery Welfare Park

Welfare Hall from Park 1
Usworth Park: Tennis Courts.
Background, right: Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall and one of the Usworth Colliery pit heaps.

Aerial View of Welfare Hall
Usworth Miners' Welfare Hall and surrounding area.
Note the route of the future Northumberland Way - it crosses Manor Road at the Welfare Hall.

Welfare Hall from Park 2
Usworth Colliery Welfare Park on Manor Road.
Miners' Welfare Hall (left)  -  Usworth Infants School (right)

Special Saturday Evening at Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall

A Benefit Concert and Presentations to Mr & Mrs William Pallister Richardson

WP Richardson Honoured
For much more on Usworth Colliery's Premier Mining Family:  Go to What's Where; People; Richardson Family.

Aerial View:  Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall

( 1970s )

Aerial View of Usworth Miners' Hall
For those who can't find it:  The Welfare Hall is on an imaginary line from the RHS of The Oval, to the Top-Right Corner of the Picture.

NOTABLE LANDMARKS

The Oval - Site of the Millennium Centre, and former site of massive Sunday Morning (15+ players per team!) football games.
Ritz Cinema and Regal Cinema (former Alexandra Theatre) - the two large buildings, bottom-right of picture.
New Rows Chapel - at the junction of Heworth Road, Blue House Lane and Victoria Road.
Usworth Hall and Usworth Colliery, top-centre then 'to the right', respectively.

FOOTBALL AT THE OVAL
Who remembers:
1. Local Fast Bowler Jacky Oliver playing every Sunday morning football game in his Cricket Boots ... yes, complete with spikes!!! ... and,
2. The ambulance arriving, blues and twos, when Teddy Geddes broke his leg?  All the residents were looking on from their gardens.
[ NB:  1 & 2 not connected. ]