Archive for December, 2011

Ushaw Moor Church Boys Brigade

December 29, 2011 14 comments
Ushaw Moor Boys Brigade

Boys Brigade

Posted on behalf of Peter Clarke

Ushaw Moor Church Boy’s Brigade with Ronnie Allinson wearing collar and tie. Apparently Mr Allinson ran the brigade for many years.

Can anyone identify any members of the brigade ?

This photograph came to me by way of a distant relative Ray Wilkinson who I am sure will be on the photographs somewhere.

Cheers Peter Clarke


Ushaw Moor school football team 1946/7

December 29, 2011 8 comments

Ushaw Moor school football team 46-47

Posted on behalf of Peter Clarke

Can anyone identify any teachers or members of the football team.

This photograph came to me by way of a distant relative Ray Wilkinson who I am sure will be on the photographs somewhere.

Cheers Peter Clarke

Where Is It ? – Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

December 16, 2011 9 comments
Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

Ushaw Moor Colliery Banner

Had some requests about the Ushaw Moor Coliery Banner.

Wondered if anyone knew of it’s location ?

Is there any plans of trying to restore it ?

Wonder what sort of state it’s in.

Your Favourite Christmas Memories

December 13, 2011 1 comment
Christmas Candle

Christmas Candle

What was your favourite Christmas memory of your life growing up in Ushaw Moor and Deerness Valley ?

Share your Christmas Memories with us here.

How has your Christmas changed ?



Some Christmas Quotes :

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Some people find Christmas cards a chore but I don’t. They are an opportunity to say hello and best wishes, or some similar sincere message. Colourful cards can brighten up many a living room during the dark days before Christmas. ~Wilf Bell

Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time.  ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.  ~Author Unknown

Merry Christmas  and A Happy New Year ~ Paul Clough

Children at play – Broadgate Bridge

December 2, 2011 19 comments
Children at play Broadgate Bridge

Broadgate Bridge over the River Deerness nr Ushaw Moor

Children playing beneath the footbridge at Broadgate.

kindly submitted by Carole Clarke

Other details unknown.

(NOTE) Original Photo was badly damaged with creases and tears, photo has been photo/enhanced to the best of my ability.