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Mining in Washington


Washington Colliery Welfare Hall & Institute,  Spout Lane
( circa 1940 )

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Painted by Washington Man and former Hostel Estate 'Squatter',  David Matthew Simpson.
( A Watercolour in the style of  L. S. Lowry. )

The above Painting was supplied exclusively to this website by David M. Simpson, author of  No Homes for Heroes.
David's local history book tells the story of New Washington's Hostel Estate and its civilian squatters.
On behalf of Washington Welfare's numerous former members:  Many thanks, David.