Archive for March, 2012

Ushaw Moor Needs your Memories

March 30, 2012 8 comments

Been a little quite March on the Ushaw Moor Memories BLOG.

The BLOG relies on YOU to submit your memories.

My last request seemed to have sparked off a few comments/memories, specifically regarding “Throwing Money At Weddings”, but the post had other posing questions, some of which were :

  • Is there a special SMELL that provokes a certain memory in your life ?
  • Which street did you grow up in ?
  • What do you remember about going to school ?
  • What was your favorite moment from school?
  • What was your first job ?
  • What were the special things that happened to you as you were growing up ?
  • What was family life like when you were growing up?
  • How did you celebrate holidays and special occasions?
  • What changes have you noticed during your life in such areas as fashion, morality and technology?

Take 10 minutes out of busy day and answer some of these question, we would love to hear about them.

Paul 🙂



Frederick (Barney) Bellamy

March 8, 2012 7 comments

Post on behalf of Barbara Grantham,

My dad Frederick(Barney) Bellamy was born at Ushaw Moor,he had sisters Rachael and Emma one who lived in the street where the post office is and one who lived in the street opposite also brothers Billy and Joe.l know he was from a large family but cannot remember any of his other siblings. l know one of his brothers was killed at Bearpark colliery. l would be very grateful of any info at all.

My dad married Hetty Marley and later moved to New Brancepeth.