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Memories of  Spout Lane

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A Stroll Along

Spout Lane

New Inn Corner to Washington Village

New Inn Corner

The New Inn Corner - viewed from Victoria Road.  Front Street up the bank.  Spout Lane to the right.

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Looking Up Spout Lane

New Inn Corner / Spout Lane

THE NEW INN CORNER
On the right: Coop Buildings, Holyoake Terrace, Comrades' Playing Fields, Miners' Welfare Hall and Police Station.
Spout Lane was the Main Road to Penshaw, Shiney Row and Houghton-le-Spring.

A Stroll Along

Spout Lane

Looking Back Towards The New Inn Corner

Back to New Inn Corner

SPOUT LANE - Many Years Ago
The Coop Buildings.  The secondary entrance to Alexandra Theatre, later Regal Cinema, is just in front of the lady in black.
Straight ahead, across Victoria Road, to New Rows terraced houses.   The rear of the New Inn is centre-right.

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Back to New Inn Corner

SPOUT LANE - Decades Later
The Arndale House Shopping Centre replaced the empty, grassy area left after the demolition of New Rows.
The main road from New Washington (Concord) to Penshaw & Houghton-le-Spring started here at the New Inn Corner.

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Up The Back Street
New Inn Back Street

Behind the New Inn & Bird Inn, looking from the Fire Station towards Spout Lane and the Regal Cinema entrance.
The rear entrances of The Foresters Arms and Speculation Inn are off-picture, right.
The Showmen's camp site is further up.

Fire Station

NEW WASHINGTON FIRE STATION
The Brigade's Water Tender with Ladder.

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Looking Back Towards The New Inn Corner
Coop Stables

THE COOP STABLES YARD
Opposite the Drapery Department in the Top Picture.
Washington 'F' Colliery Band marching towards Washington Miners' Welfare Hall.

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Heading Left Towards The Miners' Welfare Hall
Holyoake Terrace

HOLYOAKE TERRACE & THE COOP
The Co-op Building.  Road repairs to Spout Lane.
Holyoake Terrace - where Howard Kendall lived as a schoolboy.

A Stroll Along

Spout Lane

Looking Back Towards The New Inn Corner

Shafto Terrace

SHAFTO TERRACE / SPOUT LANE
Washington 'F' Colliery Lodge Banner, en route to Washington Miners' Welfare Hall.
The Comrades Playing Fields Fence, off-picture, left.  Shafto Terrace, right.
Looks like a 39 Bus for Houghton, Easington Lane or Murton.

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The Comrades

THE COMRADES FOOTBALL FIELD
Bryan Ferry & Howard Kendall in Washington Grammar U13s, 1957.
Spout Lane & Shafto Terrace are beyond the Fence.

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Miss Washington

MISS WASHINGTON ON THE COMRADES
The Comrades hosted many social events as well as Football and Cricket matches.
The building that housed 'The Koffin Club' is behind Miss Washington and Shafto Terrace is on the right.

A Stroll Along

Spout Lane

Passing The Miners' Hall

The Miners' Hall

WASHINGTON COLLIERY
WELFARE HALL & INSTITUTE

[ To read a major article about the Welfare Hall: CLICK ME. ]

The Miners' Hall

Washington 'F' Pit Miners' Welfare Hall on Spout Lane.
'The Comrades' Playing Fields were behind, and to the right of, the Welfare Hall.

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The Police Station

SPOUT LANE POLICE STATION

Sited between the 'F' Pit Miners' Hall and Washington Grammar School Entrance (just off-picture, left).

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A Stroll Along

Spout Lane

Looking Back to The New Inn Corner

Western Terrace

WESTERN TERRACE

Postcard (George VI Stamp attached) showing Spout Lane.
Old Secondary / Grammar School Entrance:  off-picture, left of car.

[ Thanks to postcard owner, Keith Cockerill. ]

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Old Secondary / Grammar school

WASHINGTON SECONDARY SCHOOL
Later, Washington Grammar School

Note the 'faded Gable End' above the Horse & Cart.  That's it in the first picture.
Also: the wall on the far left leads to Council Terrace back street.

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