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A Nostalgic Journey 'in & around' the original Village of Washington
[ Click above picture for views of the 'F' Pit Heaps. ]

Washington Miners Remembered
Statue & Blue Plaque

Major Local Collieries  (1/2)
Exact Locations  (2/2)

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Some Recent Additions


Labour Women's Section 1929


Coxgreen School


Usworth's Deadly Pond

1.  New Addition to our 'Richardson Family' article:  a press cutting from 'The Miner' newspaper naming

the newly elected Lady Members of the Usworth & Washington Branch committee ... plus 1 Miner!

Is your Grandmother, Great Grandmother or Great-Great Grandmother on the List of Officials?

It looks like my paternal Grandmother is!  Check the List on Page 1, Tab 4 / WP 'The Miner'.

2.  Coxgreen School, now a Café.  The Bell Tower didn't have a Bell, but it did have a small Time Capsule!

3.  Usworth Quarry Pond took the lives of an incredible number of people.  Researched by local historian

Leo Bottoms, edited and published by his daughter Monica, this story is almost unbelievable!

Leo's research is backed up by a press cutting from the Sunderland Echo, July 1914.


Gertrude Bell


Fred Hill

4 & 5.  October 2023:  Two Blue Plaques have appeared in 'Old Washington', appartently unannounced!

A Duplicate of Gertrude Bell's Blue Plaque - at the Entrance to Dame Margaret's Hall, and

an Official Blue Plaque dedicated to Fred Hill - at his former Biddick School.

Access each Plaque image from the Thumbnails above, or

go to:  What's Where / Collections / Blue Plaques.


Albert Walmsley's Memoirs

7. * NEW *

The Village War Memorial - 1980s

6.  Albert Walmsley was an Usworth Lad, born in 1908.  These are Albert's Memoirs, written in 1998.

7.  This 'NEW' Image and several existing images gathered together to form a small Collection..

( Click the Small Thumbnail Images on the target page. )

Colour Photos:  Thanks to Keith Cockerill.

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What's Where?

Website Map / Location Index

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"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it."

Lucy Maud Montgomery
( 1874 - 1942 )

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