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The 1,000th house

The 1,000th house to be completed at Ushaw Moor, July 10th 1953.

Think it is White House Court

Alan Burdess – i think it looks like oakridge road

Does anyone have any more info. on this photo.


Location: Ushaw Moor
County: Co Durham

From The Beamish Collection

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  1. alan burdess
    February 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    i think it looks like oakridge road

  2. February 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks Alan, that’s what I thought (Oakridge Road), can’t find anymore info. at the moment.

  3. wilfb
    February 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Whitehouse Court 66-1 against Oakridge Road 2-1 on. So I’m with Alan on this one.

  4. Brian mcloughlin
    February 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    Definitely oak ridge road. That area was being built when I left school in1953. I can remember my brother Mick who served his time as a painter with Brandon and byshottles council working on 60 Oakridge road when I was playing in our school field. My brother Jim and his wife Marian moved into this house a few years later. Brian Mc

  5. February 25, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Thanks Brian, I had a feeling it was indeed Oakridge, many thanks for clearing that up. I hoped it would spark off some memories. When they say 1000th house , I suppose this means in the Brandon Byshottles area ?

  6. Brian mcloughlin
    February 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I was going to raise the question of the 1000th house in Ushaw Moor. I think you are right Paul in your comments. Perhaps it was the 1000th house the Council built after the War. Does anyone know where the word Byshottles came from and what is its meaning?

    Brian Mc.

    • June 16, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      according to the oxford journal the bysh part suggests that was owned by a bishop eg durham

  7. Peter Clarke
    June 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Good to see that you have kept reading the journals after leaving the university Francis, pass on my kind regards to Boris and Dave.

  8. Megan (Megan598)
    December 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    this is white house court the houses around here had flat roofs over what we called the wash house the same as the house i lived in in bracken court. the houses in oak ridge road had i beleive a pitched roof over its wash house. tim

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