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Memories of  Usworth Station Road

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Usworth Station Road

Top Club - Stile Inn 1

LOOKING DOWNHILL TOWARDS USWORTH STATION
On the left, Usworth Workingmen's Club ( The Top Club ) and on the right, The Stile Inn ( Sign behind the Barber's Pole ).
Elliott Terrace (left).   Woodland Terrace (right).   The Kings Cinema is out of sight around the bend.

Top Club - Stile Inn 2

LOOKING DOWNHILL TOWARDS USWORTH STATION
( Next Tab: A detour 1st right - up the Stile Inn side street. )

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( DETOUR - up the side street between the Stile Inn and Woodland Terrace )

Stile Inn - side street

LOOKING BACK TOWARDS THE TOP CLUB
Stile Inn side-street.  Peter Peverley with Ronnie Smith on the milk cart horse.
Note the Stile Inn and original Top Club.

The Grardeners' Club

USWORTH GARDENERS' CLUB
Stile Inn: off picture, left.   Usworth Working Men's Club, Woodland Terrace and Usworth Gardeners' Club.

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Continuing Downhill towards Usworth Station

The Kings Cinema

LOOKING DOWN TOWARDS THE KINGS
After training at Usworth Miners' Hall with Charlie Thompson, Washington Greys Jazz Band, having marched up Edith Avenue,
continue up Elliott Terrace & Woodland Terrace towards The Top Club, Front Street and Lloyd's Bank.
That's where they'll turn right into Manor Road to return to the Miners' Hall.
The White Building on the left is the former Kings Cinema.

[ We're heading downhill - towards Usworth Railway Station. ]

Woodland Terrace

LOOKING UP FROM THE KINGS
Woodland Terrace (left) and Elliot Terrace (right)
Looking towards The Stile Inn, Front Street and The 'F' Pit Heap.
The Kings Cinema is located off-picture, bottom-right-hand corner of photograph.

[ Did you notice the Window Cleaner? ]

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Continuing Downhill towards Usworth Station

The Kings Cinema

JUST PAST THE KINGS
Wadey's (telephone box / awning).   Lightburn's (above the 'saloon' car).   Moran's (on Edith Avenue corner.)

Just Past The Kings Cinema

JUST PAST THE KINGS
Usworth Station is located a couple of hundred yards beyond the distant terrace.
The van is about to pass the entrance to Edith Avenue.

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Looking Back - Uphill towards Kings Cinema and Stile Inn

Turn into to Edith Avenue

On the left:  Entrance to The Hostel Estate ( The Squatters ).
On the right:  Entrance to Edith Avenue.

The Vaux Off-Licence and 'Dummy' Darcy's Cobblers Shop stood next to the Bus Stop.
Moran's Sweet Shop (previously John Carr's and Ralph P. Richardson's) stood in the vacant plot.

[ Don't forget, we're heading in the opposite direction - towards Usworth Railway Station. ]

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Looking Down Edith Avenue from

Edith Avenue

On the left:  Edith Avenue Methodist Church.
In the distance:  Usworth Colliery.

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Looking into 'The Squatters' from

Usworth Station Road

Turn into 'The Squatters'

John Embleton's Garage on The Hostel Estate, circa 1950.
Back up and cross Usworth Station Road to go down Edith Avenue.

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Usworth Station Road

Continuing Down Station Road from Edith Avenue

Red Stamp Stores

Directly across Edith Avenue from Moran's Shop, this building once housed The Red Stamp Stores.
Edith Avenue (left).   Rock Terrace, on Usworth Station Road (right).

Red Stamp Stores Staff

The Staff of Thompson's Red Stamp Stores - on the corner of Edith Avenue and Rock Terrace.
[ Thanks to Jean Byers ]

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Looking Back - Uphill towards the Entrance to Edith Avenue

Rock Terrace

A very old picture of Rock Terrace on Usworth Station Road.  Turn right after the second lamp post to enter Edith Avenue.
[ We're heading in the opposite direction. ]

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Continuing Down Station Road from Rock Terrace

Double DeckerBus

Hodgson Terrace & Gladstone Terrace on the left.
Usworth Station level crossing is just over the brow of the hill.

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Continuing Down Station Road

Nearing Station

Usworth Station Level Crossing and Signal Box.
This was the Main Road to Sunderland, via The Severn Houses and The Three Horse Shoes.

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Arriving at Usworth Station

Usworth Banner

 

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Usworth Station

On the Leamside Line

Usworth Station

Once part of the Main Line from London to Edinburgh
Looking north towards Usworth Colliery.  Follingsby Colliery was 1½ miles further on (right of track).
These two collieries were connected by an underground locomotive system - in later years, Usworth coal was raised at Follingsby.

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OS Map: 1949-1968

Map: Usworth Station Road

Note the Empty Fields to the East of Edith Avenue and 'The Squatters' / Hostel Estate.
Can you follow the training route of the Washington Greys Jazz Band Members?