A Nostalgic Journey in & around the Original Village of ...


Friday, 27th April 2018.

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    Ladies' Lunch

    Well Bank Road
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    Sept 1962 Timetable
  • * UPGRADE *

    Welfare Hall

    Rear Of Terrace

1.1  Super quality B&W picture of a Ladies' Lunch / Meeting held inside Usworth Colliery Miners' Welfare Hall.

1.2  Well Bank Road / Top of The Drive - one of Washington's major bus routes.  Looking towards High Usworth.

1.3  Timetable (existing) now complemented by an image posted by Sunderland Antiquarian Society - a 1963 diesel train.

1.4  Upgraded picture:  More content and far better quality.  Links to Washington Welfare Hall article - see 'Heyday' Tab.

1.5  A vastly superior replacement image showing this well-known Terrace as demolition time approached.  Name it!

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Where's this Location?

Another Major Bus Route

There's a Family Butcher's Shop in front
of the camera and a Pub behind.



Go to Last Tab - No.5


One For Portillo Fans!


Early Factory

2.1  Added to the 'Then & Now' Collection:  Washington Glebe Colliery, its entrance on The Avenue and Map of Area.

2.2  Bradshaw 1887: Sunderland to Bishop Auckland railway timetable, including fares to Coxgreen and Penshaw.

2.3  This picture in a small collection showing one of the New Town's earliest factories - Radio Corporation of America.

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Go to Tab No.4

Over 50 Years ago:

Saint Bede's Church

Added to our 'Then & Now' Collection.
Built on the once busy 39 Bus route, c.1965.

There's a short addendum that might interest you:
The Bridge over The Burn.
Plus Maps.


'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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