Last Upload:  Friday, 1st July 2022.

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

Harraton War Memorial

The Memorial to the 'Brave Men of Harraton Parish' will be 100 years old on 22nd July 2022.
Several Events are being planned to mark this Special Occasion.
[ For more details:  Click the Monument Image above. ]

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Some Recent Additions


Penshaw Monument




Kelly's Directory - 1925

1.  This Model, fitted to a Bird Tray, is currently located in 'Old Washington'.  Also a 'near location' picture.

2.  Article upgraded to include two 1970s images - The Demolition of Bobby Lee's School.  Thanks to WHS.

3.  'Local Area Extracts' from the 1925 Edition of Kelly's Directory added to our existing 1890 & 1914 Editions.


Glebe School c.1915 - Page 1, Tab 5.

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What The Dickens?  Go to Last Tab

4.  It wasn't all Maths & English for these 1900s pupils.  This is a Sewing Class.  Thanks to Valerie Jordan.

5.  Usworth Colliery Senior School.  It's 1954 and the Headmaster 'emulates' a Charles Dickens character.


Former Farm - Top of Well Bank

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Biddick School Class1 - 1950

6.  One of our Farm Collection pages has been totally reorganised to include the above Farm.  Name it!

Personally, I first heard its name only a few weeks ago!  Thanks to Ernie Guy.

7.  Excellent Photograph of Biddick School - Class 1, 1950 - including names.  Thanks to Jeane Armstrong.

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What's Where?

Website Map / Location Index

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Lucy Maud Montgomery

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