Memories of Washington
Then & Now Collection ( 7/8 )
Cox Green Footbridge (Installed 1958)
... looking North across the River Wear.
L/R: Valerie Cook, Ann Thompson & Ann's baby sister, Janice. Victoria Viaduct is upstream to the left.
Blast Row is above the bridge and the Chemical Works spoil heap is above the white house.
[ Photo: J.G. 3rd September 2017 ]
A Sunderland Historian's view of the River Wear and the Village of Cox Green in 1891.
This contrasts starkly with the view expressed in the much earlier song.
Without the copperas and the Chemical Works waste,
Cox Green is once again 'a bonny place'.
[ Book extract from Keith Cockerill. Photo supplied by Sunderland Antiquarian Society to Sunderland Echo. ]
I had hoped to take 'NOW' pictures of the smaller 'THEN' scenes, but the trees were high, wide and all over the place! I'm not complaining, though; I love trees.
Royal William Public House
... in Coxgreen Village.
The Royal William was situated on the south bank of the River Wear, at the western end of Coxgreen Village.
[ Photo supplied by Keith Cockerill ]
A Private Residence
[ Photographer: Keith Cockerill ]
Between THEN & NOW
The private residence on the left is the former Royal William public house at Coxgreen.
The young ladies are a couple of minutes walk from the Oddfellows Arms.
The Earl of Durham is on the right. Note the paddle steamer.
Alice Well is just behind the lady with the pushchair.
[ Photo posted by Christine Scott ]
Worm Hill Terrace
Worm Hill Terrace leading down to Fatfield Bridge. Worm Hill on the right-hand side.
More horsepower, lots of satellite dishes and one significant change which occurred in the 1940s.
The metal railings were removed to assist the war effort - ostensibly to make weapons!
[ Photo: J.G. 10th Nov 2017 ]
Worm Hill, Biddick Inn & Fatfield Bridge
[ Pre-1922. No Memorial on Worm Hill! ]
Fatfield Bridge & Worm Hill Terrace
[ 1915 ]
Bottom of Worm Hill Terrace as seen from Worm Hill
[ Note North Biddick Colliery Pit Heap. ]
... looking upstream from the north-side of Fatfield Bridge.
Biddick Inn at the entrance to Bonemill Lane
The Taxi Office and Harraton War Memorial are the only structures standing between Biddick Inn and the Old Co-op Building.
[ Photo: J.G. 5th April 2017 ]
Harraton miner William Hughes passing a snowy Biddick Inn.
Lots of old pub pictures at: Pub Crawl
Junction: Bonemill Lane / Biddick Lane
... looking North-West.
Harraton Community Centre - formerly Harraton Miners' Welfare Hall. Saint George's Church. Fatfield School.
Bonemill Lane passes the old school buildings before curving left towards Harraton Colliery.
Bonemill Lane curves left immediately after Biddick Lane and goes under the Washington Highway.
Note the parked cars on the old route, where houses have replaced Fatfield School.
The spire of Saint George's Church is just visible above the trees.
[ Photo: J.G. 18th Oct 2017 ]
Bonemill Lane / Biddick Lane Junction
[ OS Map: 1888 - 1913 ]
The new route of Bonemill Lane: south of Saint George's Church to Harraton Community Centre.
Part of the old route: the cul-de-sac, in the trees, below Saint George's churchyard.
[ Thanks to Google Earth ]