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

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Latest upload: Friday, 21st September 2018.

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1. PHOTO GALLERY

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    Where Was This?
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    North Avenue
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    Glebe Disaster
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    Usworth Park
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1.1  I came up with several locations for this road sign.  There was always something to prove me wrong.  I'm baffled!

1.2  James Rutter Snr's Panther motorcycle at 49, North Ave - just behind Drive Shops.  Thanks to Jimmy in the sidecar!

1.3  A Glebe Colliery Disaster 'Commemorative Card' has been added to our article about this 1908 local catastrophe.

1.4  Usworth Colliery Welfare Park, showing one of the seats near the Band Stand and the big gates from Manor Road.

1.5  Which highly educated 'Pillar of the Community' signed a Christmas photograph of himself with this Smiley Face?

 


George Mason - Club Doorman

500 People Attend

WINE TASTING AT TOP CLUB!

Also:
Prize Winners at Cook's Chapel
George Melly in Washington

How many gallons of beer do you think
were sold each week in the 'New' Top Club?

[ Press cutting - probably early 1970s. ]

 


Framed Picture

Before The 'New' School

WASHINGTON GRAMMAR
Form 1b, 1952

Names added to duplicate image.
[ Thanks to Stafford Linsley. ]


2. ARTICLES, SELECTIONS, MAPS ETC.

 


Fatfield Colliery Disaster

 


Usworth Brick

 


Blood on the Pavement?

2.1  The catastrophic Fatfield Colliery Disaster of 1708 has been given a memorial Blue Plaque.  Pictures & details.

2.2  An Usworth brick found in the River Wear near Cretehawser!  What's that?  Find out, thanks to Keith Cockerill.

2.3  'Then & Now' maps, plus a 'Now' picture, added to the Stafford Linsley's Wilden Terrace / Arthur's Place pictures.

 


A Cracker for Usworth Miners!

This 1974, B&W image of

USWORTH COLLIERY

has been around for ages.  However, its
photographer has sent us the
original colour version.

* Scheduled for next weekend, especially for 'F' Pit men. *
Stafford has sent us two more
excellent Pit Pictures.

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Talk About Money!

A letter written by

Sir Isaac Lowthian Bell F.R.S.

Imagine how working class people
counted their pennies in 1862,
then read this letter.

[ Courtesy of Keith Cockerill ]


3. OTHER STUFF

'What's Where'  &  'How To Get There'

( Click one of these great pictures. )

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